Evidence of the influence of equatorial Martian crustal magnetization on the position of the planetary magnetotail boundary by Phobos 2 data

M. I. Verigin, G. A. Kotova, A. P. Remizov, K. Szegö, M. Tátrallyay, J. Slavin, H. Rosenbauer, S. Livi, W. Riedler, K. Schwingenschuh, T. L. Zhang

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Abstract

In addition to earlier found variations of the Martian magnetotail thickness as a function of the solar wind ram pressure, succeeding analysis of the magnetotail boundary crossings by Phobos 2 orbiter revealed modulation of magnetopause positions by planetary crustal magnetization. It was shown that magnetic anomalies mostly influence the magnetotail thickness when they are approaching the terminator region due to planetary rotation. The areographic position of the equatorial regions of Mars, which efficiently increase planetary magnetotail thickness, corresponds to strongly magnetized regions recently mapped by the Mars Global Surveyor. Local enhancement of the magnetotail thickness due to non-uniform crustal magnetization can be as high as 500-1000 km.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-889
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - szept. 2001

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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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Verigin, M. I., Kotova, G. A., Remizov, A. P., Szegö, K., Tátrallyay, M., Slavin, J., Rosenbauer, H., Livi, S., Riedler, W., Schwingenschuh, K., & Zhang, T. L. (2001). Evidence of the influence of equatorial Martian crustal magnetization on the position of the planetary magnetotail boundary by Phobos 2 data. Advances in Space Research, 28(6), 885-889. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(01)00510-5