Space Science Reviews

, Volume 89, Issue 3, pp 413–688

Interaction of the solar wind with the local interstellar medium: a theoretical perspective

  • G.P. Zank

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005155601277

Cite this article as:
Zank, G. Space Science Reviews (1999) 89: 413. doi:10.1023/A:1005155601277


The interaction of the solar wind with the local interstellar medium (LISM) is attracting renewed interest, thanks to the possibility that the Voyager spacecraft may, in the not too distant future, cross the heliospheric termination shock. This has spurred the development of increasingly sophisticated models which attempt to describe various aspects of the physics underlying the interaction of the solar wind and the LISM. A comprehensive review of the subject is presented here.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • G.P. Zank
    • 1
  1. 1.Bartol Research InstituteUniversity of DelawareNewarkU.S.A

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