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Comparative Studies of Magnetospheric Phenomena


Series: Advances in Space Research

Edited By: AJ Coates

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #84574 | ISBN: 0080426247
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This volume commences with a tribute to one of the great pioneers of the space age, Konstantin Gringauz. The following 31 papers presented include a comparison on how the solar wind interacts with different solar system obstacles. Giotto's results from comet Grigg-Skjellerup are compared with data from comet Halley, and research on Galileo's flybys of asteroids Gaspra and Ida included. Some tantalising Phobos results are contained in the Venus and Mars section. Upstream regions are contrasted at the different planets and finally, the terrestrial and Jovian magnetospheres are compared, including Ulysses results from Jupiter and Galileo results from Earth's distant bow shock.


Part 1 Plasma interactions with comets and small bodies: cometary ion pickup processes - Halley and Grigg-Skjellerup compared, A.D. Johnstone; interplanetary magnetic field during the giotto encounter and the induced magnetosphere of comet Halley, P.L. Israelevich et al; cometopause revisited, M. Tatrallyay et al; solar wind interaction with small bodies - Whistler wing signatures near Galileo's closest approach to Gaspra and Ida, Z. Wang et al, what can Galileo's detection of magnetic rotations tell us about Gaspra and Ida, M.G. Kivelson et al; Part 2 Non magnetic planets and moons: the sheath/ionosphere boundary layer at venus, K. Szego et al; diagnostic of energetic neutral particles at Mars by the aspera-c instrument for the Mars 96 mission, S. Barabash et al; MHD Hall current wave pattern generated by conducting obstacles in a flowing plasma, T.I. Woodward and J.F. McKenzie; ion populations in the tail of Venus, O. Vaisberg et al. Part 3 Upstream phenomena: comparison of upstream phenomena at Venus and Earth, R.J. Strangeway and G.K. Crawford; properties of ultra low frequency upstream waves at Venus and Saturn - a comparison, D.S. Orlowski et al; the protonopause - an ion composition boundary in the magnetosheath of comets, Venus and Mars, K. Sauer et al; a study of flux transfer events at different planets, C.T. Russell. Part 4 Earth, Jupiter and Saturn - magnetospheric phenomenology: Io magnetospheric phenomena, W.-H. Ip; origin and dynamics of field nulls detected in the Jovian magnetospheres, D.J. Southwood et al; on the mechanism of formation of field-aligned hot plasma flows in magnetospheric tails, H.V. Malova and M.I. Sitnov; model of current sheet in the magnetosphere tail taking into account the interaction of untrapped and trapped particles, I.I. Alexeev and H.V. Malova. (Part Contents).

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