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Subcritical collisionless shock wavesThe development history of theoretical accounts of low Mach number collisionless shock waves is related to recent observational advancements, with attention to weaker shocks in which shock steepening is limited by dispersion and/or anomalous resistivity and whose character is primarily determined by the dispersive properties of the ambient plasma. Attention has focused on nearly perpendicular shocks where dispersive scale lengths become small and the associated cross-field currents become strong enough to generate significant plasma wave turbulence. A number of oblique, low Mach number bow shocks have been studied on the basis of data from the ISEE dual spacecraft pair, allowing an accurate determination of shock scale lengths.
Document ID
19870038065
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Mellott, M. M.
(Iowa, University Iowa City, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Subject Category
Geophysics
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-26819
Distribution Limits
Public
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