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Plasma and energetic particle structure of a collisionless quasi-parallel shockThe quasi-parallel interplanetary shock of November 11-12, 1978 from both the collisionless shock and energetic particle points of view were studied using measurements of the interplanetary magnetic and electric fields, solar wind electrons, plasma and MHD waves, and intermediate and high energy ions obtained on ISEE-1, -2, and -3. The interplanetary environment through which the shock was propagating when it encountered the three spacecraft was characterized; the observations of this shock are documented and current theories of quasi-parallel shock structure and particle acceleration are tested. These observations tend to confirm present self consistent theories of first order Fermi acceleration by shocks and of collisionless shock dissipation involving firehouse instability.
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Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Kennel, C. F.
(TRW Space and Technology Group Redondo Beach, Calif., United States)
Scarf, F. L.
(TRW Space and Technology Group Redondo Beach, Calif., United States)
Coroniti, F. V.
(TRW Space and Technology Group Redondo Beach, Calif., United States)
Russell, C. T.
(California Univ. Los Angeles, United States)
Smith, E. J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wenzel, K. P.
(ESA Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Reinhard, R.
(ESA Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Sanderson, T. R.
(ESA Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Feldman, W. C.
(Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Seattle, United States)
Parks, G. K.
(Washington Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
April 28, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: TRW Space and Technology Labs. Plasma Wave Expt. for the ISEE-3 Mission
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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