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Title

MHD effects in the Venus magnetosheath

Abstract

We study features of flow around Venus using a numerical algorithm to integrate the dissipationless magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations, which includes from the start magnetic forces on the flow. We show first that, contrary to previous estimates based on gas dynamics, for a reasonable Alfvén Mach number the MHD-modelled subsolar magnetosheath is nearly as thick as that obtained from observations. Concentrating next on the region off the subsolar line we present model results for the variation of all plasma and field parameters along paths normal to the ionopause for different values of the solar zenith angle.

Publication Date

7-24-2000

Journal Title

Advances in Space Research

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(00)00085-5

Document Type

Article

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