Cluster observations of shock front nonstationarity and its consequences for particle dynamics.

Michael A. Balikhin, Michael Gedalin

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Abstract

One of the aims of the Cluster Short Separation at the Bow Shock campaign aimed to investigate the process of nonstationarity of the quasi-perpendicular shock front. During this campaign a spacecraft separation only a few kilometres was achieved in hte vicinity of the terrestrial bow shock. The measurements obtained were consistent with the Gradient Catastrophe type model (GC) of ramp nonstationarity. The results of the Short Separation at the Bow Shock Cluster campaign are presented. The implications of GC type nonstationarity on the evolution of particle distributions at the shock front and pick up ions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 28 January - 4 February, 2021
Pages889
Volume43
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

Name43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 28 January - 4 February, 2021

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