For outstanding contributions to research of the Earth’s magnetospheric dynamics of substorms, especially clarification of the microscopic physical process of magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail
A list of five major papers
- T. Nagai, I. Shinohara, M. Fujimoto, A. Matsuoka, Y. Saito, and T. Mukai, Construction of magnetic reconnection in the near‐Earth magnetotail with Geotail, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A04222, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JA016283, 2011.
- T. Nagai, I. Shinohara, M. Fujimoto, M. Hoshino, Y. Saito, S. Machida, and T. Mukai, Geotail observations of the Hall current system: Evidence of magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 106, A11, 25929-25949, https://doi.org/10.1029/2001JA900038, 2001.
- T. Nagai, M. Fujimoto, Y. Saito, S. Machida, T. Terasawa, R. Nakamura, T. Yamamoto, T. Mukai, A. Nishida, and S. Kokubun, Structure and dynamics of magnetic reconnection for substorm onsets with Geotail observations, J. Geophys. Res.,103, A3, 4419-4440, https://doi.org/10.1029/97JA02190, 1998.
- T. Nagai, Observed magnetic substorm signatures at synchronous altitude, J. Geophys. Res., 87,A6, 4405-4417, https://doi.org/10.1029/JA087iA06p04405, 1982.
- T. Nagai, “Space weather forecast”: Prediction of relativistic electron intensity at synchronous orbit, Geophys. Res. Lett., 15(5), 425-428, https://doi.org/10.1029/GL015i005p00425, 1988.”
Atsuhiro Nishida, Toshifumi Mukai