publication . Article . 2001

Magnetic fields and plasmas in the inner heliosphere: Helios results

L.F. Burlaga;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2001 Journal: Planetary and Space Science, volume 49, pages 1,619-1,627 (issn: 0032-0633, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract The magnetic field of Mercury and the structure and dynamics of Mercury's magnetosphere, which will be studied by the spacecraft orbiting Mercury, are strongly influenced by the interaction of the solar wind with Mercury. In order to understand the internal magnetic field, it will be necessary to correct the observations of the external field for the distortions produced by the solar wind. Understanding of the solar wind interaction with Mercury is essential for understanding the structure and dynamics of the magnetosphere and phenomena such as magnetic storms. Helios 1 and 2 made a number of passes in the region traversed by the orbit of Mercury, and e...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Space PhysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Solar and Stellar AstrophysicsAstrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
free text keywords: Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mercury's magnetic field, Polar wind, Magnetosphere, Coronal mass ejection, Solar wind, Magnetopause, Magnetosphere of Jupiter, Physics, Geophysics, Dipole model of the Earth's magnetic field
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