The Near-Saturn Magnetic Field Environment

  • Ali Haidar Sulaiman

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This thesis focuses on the very high Mach number shock wave that is located sunward of Saturn's strong magnetic field in the continuous high-speed flow of charged particles from the Sun (the solar wind). The author exploits the fact that the Cassini spacecraft is the only orbiter in a unique parameter regime, far different from the more familiar near-Earth space, to provide in-situ insights into the unreachable exotic regime of supernova remnants. This thesis bridges the gap between shock physics in the Solar System and the physics of ultra-high Mach number shocks around the remnants of supernova explosions, since to date research into the latter has been restricted to theory, remote observations, and simulations.


Cassini Spacecraft Collisionless Shock Waves Saturn Magnetosphere Alfven Mach Number Specular Reflection Saturn Magnetosheath

Authors and affiliations

  • Ali Haidar Sulaiman
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  1. 1.Dept. of Physics, Blackett LaboratoryImperial College London LondonUnited Kingdom

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