Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamics (International Series On Astronomy And Astrophysics)

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Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamics (International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Spacecraft such as the Pioneer, Vela, and Voyager have explored the interplanetary medium between the orbits of Mercury and Pluto. The insights derived from these missions have been successfully applied to magnetospheric, astro-solar, and cosmic ray physics. This book is an overview of these insights, using magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows as the framework for interpreting objects and processes observed in the interplanetary medium. Topics include various types of MHD shocks and interactions among them, tangential and rotational discontinuities, force-free field configurations, the formation of merged interaction regions associated with various types of flows, the destruction of flows, the growth of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and formation of a heliospheric vortex street, the development of multifractal fluctuations on various scales, and the evolution of multifractal intermittent turbulence. Students and researchers in astrophysics will value the data from these missions, which provide confirmation of many theoretical models of the interstellar medium.

Specifications of Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamics (International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics)

GENERAL
AuthorL. F. Burlaga
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100195084721
ISBN-139780195084726
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages272
Publication Date1995-07-06
DIMENSIONS
Height9.5 inch.
Length6.31 inch.
Width0.83 inch.
Weight1.27 pounds.

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