Modeling the Young Sun's Solar Wind and its Interaction with Earth's Paleomagnetosphere

@article{Sterenborg2011ModelingTY,
  title={Modeling the Young Sun's Solar Wind and its Interaction with Earth's Paleomagnetosphere},
  author={M. Glenn Sterenborg and Ofer Cohen and Jeremy J. Drake and Tamas I. I. Gombosi},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={116}
}
[1] We present a focused parameter study of solar wind–magnetosphere interaction for the young Sun and Earth, ∼3.5 Gyr ago, that relies on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations for both the solar wind and the magnetosphere. By simulating the quiescent young Sun and its wind we are able to propagate the MHD simulations up to Earth's magnetosphere and obtain a physically realistic solar forcing of it. We assess how sensitive the young solar wind is to changes in the coronal base density, sunspot… Expand

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