Satellite observations offer a glimpse of how Kelvin-Helmholtz waves behave in Earth's magnetic tail

This artist rendering shows how Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves in Earth's magnetic tail might propagate through time and space. Credit: Quanqi Shi

Simultaneous satellite observations from different distances of Earth's magnetic tail offer insight into how these instability waves evolve through time and space.

Citation: Cook, T. (2018), Measurements of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves in Earth's magnetic field, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO101199. Published on 20 July 2018.