On the dayside mantle region around those nonmagnetic solar system bodies which have ionosphere

K. Szegö, R. Z. Sagdeev, V. D. Shapiro, V. I. Shevchenko

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In this paper we examine the question how turbulent wave-particle processes modify on dayside the MHD obstacle boundary for those nonmagnetic bodies which have ionosphere. Inside the magnetosphere of nonmagnetic bodies, there is always a central part, a magnetic cavity, where the solar wind magnetic field normally can not penetrate. The ionosphere of the body, residing inside this cavity, can penetrate through the cavity boundary, forming a region populated by planetary/cometary ions and shocked solar wind. This region is called mantle. As experimental evidences show, it exists around Mars, Venus and comets. In the mantle the cold planetary ions form a beam in the decelerated solar wind, exciting waves in the low-hybrid frequency region. The waves accelerate electrons, and also transmit momenta to cold heavy ions, causing a friction like interaction between the solar wind and planetary ions. It is likely that the diffusive processes in the mantle defines the most important physical characteristics of this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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