Impact of a Rotational Discontinuity of the Solar Wind on the Earth's Bow Shock
Author: Pushkar', E.A.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 274, Numbers 1-2, 2000 , pp. 431-437(7)
Abstract:The interaction of a rotational (plane-polarized) discontinuity Aof the solar wind with the Earth's bow shock S is studied in the parametric form. The velocity of displacement of the bow shock is estimated. An asymmetry of the impact on the flanks of S and an appreciable contribution of slow MHD waves to the process considered are revealed.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Moscow State Industrial University, Moscow, 109280, Russia; E-mail: email@example.com
Publication date: 2000-01-01