Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp 149–161 | Cite as

Interplanetary disturbances produced by a simulated solar flare and equatorially-fluctuating heliospheric current sheet

  • G. Gislason
  • M. Dryer
  • Z. K. Smith
  • S. T. Wu
  • S. M. Han


A recently developed nonplanar, time-dependent magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model (Wuet al., 1983) was used to study the interplanetary disturbances produced by a compound event in the heliosphere. That is, a steady-state interplanetary medium is first disturbed by a simulated equatorially-fluctuating current sheet. After a few days (100 hr), the disturbed interplanetary medium is again perturbed by a solar-flare-generated shock wave. Attention is directed toward the differences that are caused by the presence of the equatorially-fluctuating (warped) current sheet.


Shock Wave Flare Current Sheet Solar Flare Heliospheric Current Sheet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gislason
    • 1
  • M. Dryer
    • 2
  • Z. K. Smith
    • 2
  • S. T. Wu
    • 3
  • S. M. Han
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical Sciences and Geophysical InstituteUniversity of AlaskaFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.Space Environment LaboratoryNOAA/ERLBoulderUSA
  3. 3.University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUSA
  4. 4.Tennessee Technological UniversityCookevilleUSA

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