Automated identification
of current sheets in the solar wind

Welcome to the website of the IKI-IZMIRAN inter-institutional project on current sheets!

Studies that use the current sheet database:

O. Khabarova, T. Sagitov, R. Kislov, and G. Li, Automated identification of current sheets - a new tool to study turbulence and intermittency in the solar windarXiv:2101.02804 (JGR, under review) 

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Related publications on observations of current sheets in the solar wind:
  • Zharkova V., O. Khabarova, Particle Acceleration in the Reconnecting Heliospheric Current Sheet: Solar Wind Data Versus 3D PIC Simulations, Astrophysical Journal, 2012, V.752, 1, 35 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/752/1/35, Astrophysical Journal12_solar_wind.pdf  
  • Zharkova V. & Khabarova O., Re-acceleration of solar wind particles in current sheets of the heliosphere. Ann. Geophys., 33, 457–470, 2015, doi:10.5194/angeo-33-457-2015,, doi:10.5194/angeo-33-457-2015
  • Khabarova O., G.P. Zank, G. Li, J.A. le Roux, G.M. Webb, A. Dosch, O.E. Malandraki. Small-scale magnetic islands in the solar wind and their role in particle acceleration. 1. Dynamics of magnetic islands near the heliospheric current sheet. 2015, The Astrophysical Journal, 808, 181,
  • Khabarova O. V., G. P. Zank, G. Li, J. A. le Roux, G. M. Webb, O. E. Malandraki and V. V. Zharkova, Dynamical small-scale magnetic islands as a source of local acceleration of particles in the solar wind, 2015, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 642, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/642/1/012033,
  • Khabarova O.V., G.P. Zank, G. Li, O.E. Malandraki, le Roux J.A., and Webb G.M., Small-scale magnetic islands in the solar wind and their role in particle acceleration. II. Particle energization inside magnetically confined cavities. 2016, The Astrophysical Journal, 827, 122 (21pp), doi:10.3847/0004-637X/827/2/122; , doi:10.3847/0004-637X/827/2/122
  • Malova H. V., V. Yu. Popov, E. E. Grigorenko, A. A. Petrukovich, D. Delcourt, A. S. Sharma, O. V. Khabarova, and L. M. Zelenyi (2017), Evidence for quasi-adiabatic motion of charged particles in strong current sheets in the solar wind, The Astrophysical Journal, 834:34 (9pp), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/834/1/34,
  • Olga V. Khabarova, Gary P. Zank, Olga E. Malandraki, Gang Li, Jakobus A. le Roux, Gary M. Webb. Observational Evidence for Local Particle Acceleration Associated with Magnetically Confined Magnetic Islands in the Heliosphere - a Review (2017), Sun and Geosphere, V. 12, No.1, pp.23-30,
  • Olga V. Khabarova, Helmi V. Malova, Roman A. Kislov, Lev M. Zelenyi, Vladimir N. Obridko, Alexander F. Kharshiladze, Munetoshi Tokumaru , Justyna M. Sokół, Stan Grzedzielski, and Ken’ichi Fujiki, 2017, High-latitude conic current sheets in the solar wind, The Astrophysical Journal, 836, 108, 1,
  • Olga V. Khabarova, and Gary P. Zank, 2017, Energetic Particles of keV–MeV Energies Observed near Reconnecting Current Sheets at 1 AU, The Astrophysical Journal, 843, 1, 4,
  • Khabarova O. V., O. E. Malandraki, G. P. Zank, Gang Li, J. A. le Roux, G. M. Webb, Re-acceleration of energetic particles in large-scale heliospheric magnetic cavities, Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 335 “Space Weather in the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts”, (C. Foullon, & O. Malandraki, eds.), Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, pp. 76-82, doi:10.1017/S1743921318000285 ( ), 2018
  • Zhao L.-L., G. P. Zank, O. Khabarova, S. Du, Y. Chen, L. Adhikari, and Q. Hu, An Unusual Energetic Particle Flux Enhancement Associated with Solar Wind Magnetic Island Dynamics, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 864:L34 (7pp), 2018,
  • Malova Kh.V., V.Yu. Popov, O.V. Khabarova, E.E. Grigorenko, A.A. Petrukovich, L.M. Zeleny, Structure of Current Sheets with Quasi-Adiabatic Dynamics of Particles in the Solar Wind, Cosmic Research, 2018, 56, 6, pp. 462–470,  (Малова Х.В., Попов В.Ю., Хабарова О.В., Григоренко Е.Е., Петрукович А.А., Зеленый Л.М., Структура токовых слоев с квазиадиабатической динамикой частиц в солнечном ветре. (2018). Космические исследования, т. 56, 6, с. 451-460, DOI: 10.31857/S002342060002488-4, )
  • Adhikari, L., Khabarova, O., Zank, G. P. & Zhao, L.-L. 2019, The Role of Magnetic Reconnection–associated Processes in Local Particle Acceleration in the Solar Wind, The Astrophysical Journal, 873, 1, id. 72,
  • Malandraki O., O. Khabarova, R. Bruno, G. P. Zank, G. Li, B. Jackson, M. M. Bisi, A. Greco, O. Pezzi, W. Matthaeus, A. Chasapis Giannakopoulos, S. Servidio, H. Malova, R. Kislov, F. Effenberger, J. le Roux, Y. Chen, Q. Hu, and E. Engelbrecht, 2019, Current sheets, magnetic islands and associated particle acceleration in the solar wind as observed by Ulysses near the ecliptic plane, The Astrophysical Journal, 881,116,
  • Pavlos E. G., Malandraki O. E., Khabarova O. V., Karakatsanis L. P., Pavlos G. P., Livadiotis G., 2019, Non-Extensive Statistical Analysis of Energetic Particle Flux Enhancements Caused by the Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection - Heliospheric Current Sheet Interaction, 2019, Entropy, 21(7), 648; ( )
  • Khabarova O., Zharkova V., Xia Q., and Malandraki O. E., 2020, Counterstreaming strahls and heat flux dropouts as possible signatures of local particle acceleration in the solar wind, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 894, L12,
  • le Roux J.A., G.M. Webb, O.V. Khabarova, K.T. Van Eck, L.-L. Zhao, L. Adhikari, Journal of Physics: Conference Series (19th Annual International Astrophysics Conference 9-13 March 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) (2020), 1620, 012008, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1620/1/012008,
  • Khabarova, O., Malandraki, O., Malova, H. et al. Current Sheets, Plasmoids and Flux Ropes in the Heliosphere. Part I. 2-D or not 2-D? General and Observational Aspects, Space Sci. Rev. 217, 38 (2021). 

  • Pezzi, O., Pecora, F., le Roux, J. et al. Current Sheets, Plasmoids and Flux Ropes in the Heliosphere. II: Theoretical Aspects. Space Sci. Rev. 217, 39 (2021). 







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