Response to "comment on "slow-mode shock candidate in the Jovian magnetosheath" by Bebesi et al."

Z. Bebesi, K. Szego, A. Balogh, N. Krupp, G. Erdos, A. M. Rymer, G. R. Lewis, W. S. Kurth, D. T. Young, M. K. Dougherty

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Abstract

Hubert and Samsonov addressed our paper published in early 2010 (Bebesi et al.; 2010) about a plasma event detected in the magnetosheath of Jupiter by the plasma instruments of the Cassini spacecraft. We proposed that the characteristics of the plasma parameter variations were consistent with a slow mode shock (SMS). As our title indicated, we claimed only that the event was a possible "candidate" for an SMS according to our data, which had some restrictions as discussed in the paper. As to the origin, we proposed the following: since there was a crossing of the then highly tilted Heliospheric Current Sheet in less than two days before the event, it might have played a role in initiating the shock front. We highly appreciate the opinion of the authors, but they do not point out any hard fact that would exclude the possibility of the scenario we suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-446
Number of pages2
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume59
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Jupiter
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Shock waves
  • Slow-mode shocks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Bebesi, Z., Szego, K., Balogh, A., Krupp, N., Erdos, G., Rymer, A. M., Lewis, G. R., Kurth, W. S., Young, D. T., & Dougherty, M. K. (2011). Response to "comment on "slow-mode shock candidate in the Jovian magnetosheath" by Bebesi et al.". Planetary and Space Science, 59(5-6), 445-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2010.10.007