The effect of the earth's bow shock and magnetosheath on the interaction of a discontinuity in the solar wind with the magnetosphere

Rigby B.J. and Mainstone J.S. (1973) The effect of the earth's bow shock and magnetosheath on the interaction of a discontinuity in the solar wind with the magnetosphere. Planetary and Space Science, 21 3: 499-506. doi:10.1016/0032-0633(73)90046-9


Author Rigby B.J.
Mainstone J.S.
Title The effect of the earth's bow shock and magnetosheath on the interaction of a discontinuity in the solar wind with the magnetosphere
Journal name Planetary and Space Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-0633
Publication date 1973-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0032-0633(73)90046-9
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 499
End page 506
Total pages 8
Subject 1908 Geophysics
1912 Space and Planetary Science
3103 Astronomy and Astrophysics
Abstract A theoretical model is proposed for the interaction of a plane discontinuity in the solar wind with the magnetosphere. The presence of the bow shock and magnetosheath are taken into account, the calculation being based on the Spreiter et al. (1966) gas-dynamic model for a solar wind Mach Number M = 5. The model proposed predicts the manner in which the shape of the interplanetary discontinuity is distorted in its passage through the magnetosheath; it is found that the point of first impact with the magnetopause makes an angle of 56° with the Sun-Earth line for relatively quiet solar wind conditions.
Q-Index Code C1
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