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Kinetic instabilities in Mercury's magnetosphere: Three-dimensional simulation results

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    0337453 - UFA-U 2010 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Trávníček, Pavel M. - Hellinger, Petr - Schriver, D. - Herčík, David - Slavin, J.A. - Anderson, B.J.
    Kinetic instabilities in Mercury's magnetosphere: Three-dimensional simulation results.
    [Kinetická instabilita v magnetosféře Merkuru: výsledky třídimenzionální simulace.]
    Geophysical Research Letters. Roč. 36, - (2009), L07104/1-L07104/5 ISSN 0094-8276
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR IAA300030805
    Grant ostatní: ESA PECS(XE) 98068
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z30420517; CEZ:AV0Z10030501
    Klíčová slova: Mercury * magnetosphere * instability * ion temperature anisotropy * plasma flow * magnetosheath
    Kód oboru RIV: BL - Fyzika plazmatu a výboje v plynech
    Impakt faktor: 3.204, rok: 2009

    A self-consistent global three-dimensional kinetic study of Mercury's magnetosphere is carried out examining waves and instabilities generated by ion temperature anisotropy and plasma flow. The overall structure of Mercury's upstream bow shock and magnetosheath are qualitatively very similar to those of Earth. Beam-generated long-wavelength oscillations are present upstream of Mercury's quasi-parallel bow shock, whereas large-amplitude mirror waves develop downstream of the quasi-parallel bow shock in the magnetosheath. A train of mirror waves forms also downstream of the quasi-perpendicular bow shock. A velocity shear near the magnetopause can lead to formation of vortex-like structures. The magnetospheric cavity close to the planet's equatorial plane is filled with ions much hotter than the solar wind protons. A drift-driven plasma belt close to the equator is present in the model and contains plasma with high-temperature anisotropy, and the loss cone for charged particles in this region is large.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0181443