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Title

Large amplitude perturbations and waves at the duskside LLBL of the magnetopause generated by an interplanetary tangential discontinuity on December 7, 2000

Abstract

On December 7, 2000 a joint current sheeth and vorticity layer hit the magnetopause (MP) generating large amplitude oscillations, and wave‐like perturbations observed by CLUSTER at the near dusk flank. Linear stability theory and MHD numerical simulations support the hypothesis that the waves were due to the Kelvin‐Helmholtz (KH) instability. The simulation brings in light novel dynamic properties of the boundary layer under the KH excitation.

Publication Date

12-13-2006

Journal Title

AIP Conference Proceedings

Publisher

AIP

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2405953

Document Type

Article

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