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Record 79 of 2176
In situ magnetic field observations of the AMPTE artificial comet
External Online Source: doi:10.1038/320708a0
Author and Affiliation:
Luehr, H.(Technische Univ., Brunswick, Germany)
Kloecker, N.(Braunschweig, Technische Universitaet, Brunswick, Germany)
Southwood, D. J.(Technische Univ., Brunswick, Germany)
Dunlop, M. W.(Technische Univ., Brunswick, Germany)
Mier-Jedrzejowicz, W. A. C.(Technische Univ., Brunswick, Germany)
Rijnbeek, R. P.(Technische Univ., Brunswick, Germany)
Six, M.(Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, United Kingdom)
Haeusler, B.(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik, Garching, Germany)
Acuna, M.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: Magnetometers aboard the IRM and UKS spacecraft monitored the magnetic field during the AMPTE artificial comet experiment of Dec. 27, 1984. Rapid photoionization of the released barium vapor resulted in the formation of a magnetic cavity, shielded from the ambient magnetic field.The presence of this highly conductive obstacle caused draping and compression of the solar wind magnetic field.
Publication Date: Apr 24, 1986
Document ID:
19860056124
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A40862
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836); 320; 708-711
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Technische Univ.; Brunswick, Germany
Imperial Coll. of Science and Technology; London, United Kingdom
Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Physik und Astrophysik; Garching, Germany
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AMPTE (SATELLITES); BARIUM ION CLOUDS; COMETS; INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS; SOLAR WIND; UK SATELLITES; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; MAGNETOMETERS; PHOTOIONIZATION; STRESS TENSORS
Imprint And Other Notes: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836), vol. 320, April 24, 1986, p. 708-711. BMFT-SERC-supported research.
Miscellaneous Notes: BMFT-SERC-supported research
Availability Source: Other Sources
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