The induced magnetosphere of comet Halley: 3. The plasma kinematics

@article{Israelevich1995TheIM,
  title={The induced magnetosphere of comet Halley: 3. The plasma kinematics},
  author={P. Israelevich and F. M. Neubauer and A. Ershkovich},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={100},
  pages={19559-19564}
}
The plasma velocity in the magnetosphere of comet Halley is calculated by using the displacement of magnetic field lines during the Giotto flyby. The obtained profile is in good agreement with that found from the momentum balance condition. The radial component of plasma velocity measured in situ (Schwenn et al., 1987) correlates well with the spacecraft position in the coordinate system rotating with the interplanetary magnetic field. The radial velocity is shown to be larger in the plane… Expand
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