Shear driven waves in the induced magnetosphere of Mars

@article{Gunell2008ShearDW,
  title={Shear driven waves in the induced magnetosphere of Mars},
  author={H. Gunell and U. Amerstorfer and H. Nilsson and C. Grima and M. Koepke and M. Fr{\"a}nz and J. Winningham and R. Frahm and J. Sauvaud and A. Fedorov and N. Erkaev and H. Biernat and M. Holmstr{\"o}m and R. Lundin and S. Barabash},
  journal={Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
  year={2008},
  volume={50},
  pages={074018}
}
We present measurements of oscillations in the electron density, ion density and ion velocity in the induced magnetosphere of Mars. The fundamental frequency of the oscillations is a few millihertz, but higher harmonics are present in the spectrum. The oscillations are observed in a region where there is a velocity shear in the plasma flow. The fundamental frequency is in agreement with computational results from an ideal-MHD model. An interpretation based on velocity-shear instabilities is… Expand

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