Shape and Location of Planetary Bow Shocks

M. I. Verigin, G. A. Kotova, A. P. Remizov, V. A. Styazhkin, N. M. Schutte, T. L. Zhang, W. Riedler, H. Rosenbauer, K. Szegö, M. Tatrallyay, K. Schwingenschuh

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We developed a semiempirical quantitative model of a planetary bow shock, which describes variations in its location and shape caused by variations in parameters of the solar wind flow and in the shape of the obstacle (magnetopause). Based on this model, we explore the near-Mars bow shock, the experimental data on which were obtained on the Phobos-2 spacecraft. Unusual properties of near-Mars bow shock are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalCosmic Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Verigin, M. I., Kotova, G. A., Remizov, A. P., Styazhkin, V. A., Schutte, N. M., Zhang, T. L., Riedler, W., Rosenbauer, H., Szegö, K., Tatrallyay, M., & Schwingenschuh, K. (1999). Shape and Location of Planetary Bow Shocks. Cosmic Research, 37(1).