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Title

The KH stability of the supersonic magnetopause flanks modeled by continuous profiles for the transition

Abstract

Two examples of stability analysis of the supersonic magnetopause (MP) flanks, based on compressible, ideal MHD theory are reported. The input parameters for local MP models are derived from spacecraft crossings data. The results emphasize the sensitivity of the Kelvin‐Helmholtz instability on fine structure features of the boundary layer.

Publication Date

12-13-2006

Journal Title

AIP Conference Proceedings

Publisher

AIP

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2405952

Document Type

Article

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