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A study of the solar wind deceleration in the Earth's foreshock regionPrevious observations have shown that the solar wind is decelerated and deflected in the earth's upstream region populated by long-period waves. This deceleration is corelated with the 'diffuse' but not with the 'reflected' ion population. The speed of the solar wind may decrease tens of km/s in the foreshock region. The solar wind dynamic pressure exerted on the magnetopause may vary due to the fluctuation of the solar wind speed and density in the foreshock region. In this study, we examine this solar wind deceleration and determine how the solar wind deceleration varies in the foreshock region.
Document ID
19950053630
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Zhang, T.-L. (Space Research Inst. Graz, Austria)
Schwingenschuh, K. (Space Research Inst. Graz, Austria)
Russell, C. T. (IGPP/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA US, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Advances in Space Research
Volume: 15
Issue: 9-Aug
ISSN: 0273-1177
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-3477
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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