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From a weak to a strong comet - 3D global hybrid simulation studies

Bagdonat, T. and Motschmann, U. (2002) From a weak to a strong comet - 3D global hybrid simulation studies. Earth, Moon and Planets, 90, pp. 305-321.

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Plasma structures resluting from the solar wind interaction with weak comets are discussed. Numerical simulations using a newly developed hybrid code are presented. The simulations are primarily applied to quantitative data for comet Wirtanen, which will be the target of the Rosetta mission. It is expected that Wirtanen is very weak during the first encounter. The main purpose is the discussion of the different features of the plasma environment, such as the structured cycloidal plasma tail and non-linear Mach cones typical for weak comets and their relation to structures like shocklets, bow shock, diamagnetic cavity and the "classical" magnetotail found at stronger comets. Furthermore, the sensitivity of these various features in dependence on the plasma parameters is investigated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/11046/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:From a weak to a strong comet - 3D global hybrid simulation studies
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bagdonat, T.Institute for Theoretical Physics, Technical University of BraunschweigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Earth, Moon and Planets
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 305-321
Keywords:comet, hybrid, simulation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 16:45

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