MHD resonant flow instability in the magnetotail

R. Erdélyi, Y. Taroyan

Allbwn ymchwil: Pennod mewn Llyfr/Adroddiad/Trafodion CynhadleddTrafodion Cynhadledd (Nid-Cyfnodolyn fathau)

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Resonant flow instability (RFI) and Kelvin-Helmholtz instability (KHI) are investigated as possible wave generating mechanisms in the mantle-like boundary layer of the Earth's magnetotail where all equilibrium quantities transition continuously from magnetosheath values to values more characteristic of the tail lobe. It is shown that as in the case of a sharp interface the KHI requiring high flow speeds in the magnetosheath is unlikely to be operative under typical conditions. RFI which is physically distinct from KHI may appear at lower flow speeds due to the inhomogeneity of the mantle-like boundary layer. It is shown that RFI can be important when the variation length-scale of the flow velocity is smaller than the variation length-scales of other equilibrium quantities such as density and magnetic field strength. Interpretation in terms of the wave energy flux is presented and the applicability to the magnetotail is discussed. The obtained results could explain the observed low power of ULF waves in the tail lobes compared with other parts of the magnetosphere.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlSolar Wind Ten
Is-deitlProceedings of the 10th International Solar Wind Conference
GolygyddionMarco Velli, Roberto Bruno, Francesco Malara
CyhoeddwrAmerican Institute of Physics
Nifer y tudalennau4
ISBN (Electronig)0735401489
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 02 Medi 2003
Digwyddiad10th International Solar Wind Conference - Pisa, Yr Eidal
Hyd: 17 Meh 200221 Meh 2002

Cyfres gyhoeddiadau

EnwAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Argraffiad)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronig)1551-7616


Cynhadledd10th International Solar Wind Conference
Gwlad/TiriogaethYr Eidal
Cyfnod17 Meh 200221 Meh 2002

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