Three-dimensional flow near a reconnection site at the dayside magnetopause: analytical solutions coupled with MHD simulations

3D solar wind flow

Document identifier: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-7746
Access full text here:10.1017/S0022377806006325
Keyword: Engineering and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics, Teknik och teknologier, Maskinteknik, Strömningsmekanik och akustik, Strömningslära, Fluid Mechanics
Publication year: 2007
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Abstract:

We present a coupling between an analytical three-dimensional model covering the plasma flow behaviour through the magnetopause transition layer near a reconnection site, with results from a global MHD simulation describing the plasma flow in the magnetosheath. The structure of the plasma flow near a reconnection site at the dayside terrestrial magnetopause is investigated, together with the development of the magnetopause transition region.

Authors

Lars-Göran Westerberg

Luleå tekniska universitet; Strömningslära och experimentell mekanik
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Jörgen Vedin

Umeå university
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Andreas Ekenbäck

Swedish Institute of Space Physics / Institutet för rymdfysik
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Hans Åkerstedt

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