Rippled quasiperpendicularshock observed by the Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft
2016 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Collisionless shock non-stationarity arising from micro-scale physics influences shock structure and particle acceleration mechanisms. Non-stationarity has been difficult to quantify due to the small spatial and temporal scales. We use the closely-spaced (sub-gyroscale), high time-resolution measurements from one rapid crossing of Earth's quasi-perpendicular bow shock by the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft to compare competing non-stationarity processes. Using MMS's high cadence kinetic plasma measurements, we show that the shock exhibits non-stationarity in the form of ripples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-303649DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.165101ISI: 000385641500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-303649DiVA: diva2:991797
FunderSwedish National Space Board, 139/12 97/13