Measurements of electron fluxes in the shadow region of the martian magnetotail with the HARP spectrometer aboard the Phobos-2 spacecraft

N. Shutte, K. Gringauz, G. Kotova, M. Verigin, A. F. Nagy, H. Rosenbauer, K. Szegö, P. Kiraly

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Abstract

Data of electron observations from the HARP instrument on the night side of circular orbits of the Phobos-2 spacecraft are summarized and studied in detail. Electron fluxes with energies greater than the electron energy of undisturbed solar wind, which are observed in the transition region behind the shock wave, show existence of the acceleration processes. Characteristic features of the electron fluxes measured in the Martian magnetotail cannot be classified in the framework of modern views; however, a correlation between intensities of these fluxes and the undisturbed solar wind is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
JournalCosmic Research
Volume34
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Shutte, N., Gringauz, K., Kotova, G., Verigin, M., Nagy, A. F., Rosenbauer, H., Szegö, K., & Kiraly, P. (1996). Measurements of electron fluxes in the shadow region of the martian magnetotail with the HARP spectrometer aboard the Phobos-2 spacecraft. Cosmic Research, 34(6), 546-550.