Aerodynamic aspects of the magnetospheric flow

  title={Aerodynamic aspects of the magnetospheric flow},
  author={R. Levy and H. Petschek and G. Siscoe},
  journal={AIAA Journal},
  • R. Levy, H. Petschek, G. Siscoe
  • Published 1964
  • Physics
  • AIAA Journal
  • Abstract : Numerous phenomena observed at the surface of theearth, in the magnetospheric cavity, and in the neighborhood of its boundary are related to the flow of the solar wind. The extent to which this flow can be analyzed by the techniques of continuum fluid mechanics is discussed in relation to the observational and theoretical evidence. Numerous calculations have been made to determine the shape of the magnetosphere cavity, the location of the bow shock, and the variations in flow… CONTINUE READING
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