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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

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Fig. 1 | Geoscience Letters

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From: Effects of the interplanetary magnetic field y component on the dayside aurora

Fig. 1

Schematic drawing of magnetic field line merging between the interplanetary (black) and Earth (green) magnetic fields predicted by the anti-parallel merging model as viewed from the Sun. For a positive IMF By component, the merging sites (red dashed ellipses) are located at the high-latitude dusk (dawn) sector of the Northern (Southern) Hemisphere. For a negative IMF By component, the merging sites change to high-latitude dawn (dusk) sector of the Northern (Southern) Hemisphere

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