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The Venusian induced magnetosphere: A case study of plasma and magnetic field measurements on the Venus Express mission

Kallio, E; Zhang, TL; Barabash, S; Jarvinen, R; Sillanpaa, I; Janhunen, P; ... Bochsler, P; + view all (2008) The Venusian induced magnetosphere: A case study of plasma and magnetic field measurements on the Venus Express mission. PLANET SPACE SCI , 56 (6) 796 - 801. 10.1016/j.pss.2007.09.011.

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Abstract

Plasma and magnetic field measurements made onboard the Venus Express on June 1, 2006, are analyzed and compared with predictions of a global model. It is shown that in the orbit studied, the plasma and magnetic field observations obtained near the North Pole under solar minimum conditions were qualitatively and, in many cases also, quantitatively in agreement with the general picture obtained using a global numerical quasi-neutral hybrid model of the solar wind interaction (HYB-Venus). In instances where the orbit of Venus Express crossed a boundary referred to as the magnetic pileup boundary (MPB), field line tracing supports the suggestion that the MPB separates the region that is magnetically connected to the fluctuating magnetosheath field from a region that is magnetically connected to the induced magnetotail lobes. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type:Article
Title:The Venusian induced magnetosphere: A case study of plasma and magnetic field measurements on the Venus Express mission
DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2007.09.011
Keywords:Venus, Venus-solar wind interaction, planetary magnetospheres, solar wind, numerical modelling
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics

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