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Effects of varying magnetosheath flow and dissipation on the two-dimensional reconnection structure at the magnetopause
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this Master's thesis the effect of magnetic reconnection at the magnetopause is investigated while considering non-ideal effects such as resistivity and viscosity. The analysis is conducted at the dayside magnetopause, but off the subsolar point resulting in a non-zero magnetosheath flow influencing the flow structure. Also a velocity gradient is introduced affecting the structure further. It is shown the the structure of the magnetic field and streamlines are dramatically changed from the symmetric ideal case.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
Keyword [en]
Physics Chemistry Maths, space plasma physics, magnetic reconnection, magnetopause, solar wind
Keyword [sv]
Fysik, Kemi, Matematik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54994ISRN: LTU-EX--09/174--SELocal ID: be94c6de-a864-4c36-aad9-ac4428ea67c6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-54994DiVA: diva2:1028375
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Space Engineering, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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