3D MHD Description and Animation of the Process of Collision of a Solar Wind Shock with the Earth’s Bow Shock

  • E. A. Pushkar
  • A. S. Korolev
Conference paper


At present, several groups of spacecraft in the vicinity of the Earth’s bow shock S b , magnetosheath, and outer magnetosphere and spacecraft located in the free solar wind stream near the Lagrange point L 1 are measuring the magnetosphere and solar wind parameters and the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). The data obtained on the Earth are analyzed to forecast the cosmic weather, in particular, to identify sharp changes in the solar wind associated with shock waves [1, 2]. For interpreting adequately spacecraft’s measurements it is necessary to have exact solutions of the problem of interaction between a solar wind discontinuity and the bow shock in which the wave flow pattern is known as a function of coordinates of a point on S b .


Solar Wind Interplanetary Magnetic Field Rarefaction Wave Solar Wind Parameter Tangential Discontinuity 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Přech, L., Němeček, Z., Šafránková, J.: Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L17S02 (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Keika, K., Nakamura, R., Baumjohann, W., et al.: J. Geophys. Res. 114, A00C24 (2009)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Pushkar, E.A.: Fluid Dynamics 34(4), 567–579 (1999)MathSciNetzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Hundhausen, A.J.: Coronal Expansion and Solar Wind. Springer, New York (1972)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Pushkar, E.A., Barmin, A.A., Grib, S.A.: Geomegnetizm i Aeronomiya 31(3), 522–525 (1991)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Barmin, A.A., Pushkar, E.A.: Fluid Dynamics 27(4), 560–572 (1992)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Grib, S.A., Pushkar, E.A.: Geomegnetizm i Aeronomiya 46(4), 442–448 (2006)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Paularena, K.I., Richardson, J.D., et al.: J. Geophys. Res. 106(A11), 25377–25394 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Barmin, A.A., Pushkar, E.A.: Fluid Dynamics 26(3), 428–437 (1991)MathSciNetzbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Pushkar
    • 1
  • A. S. Korolev
    • 1
  1. 1.General and Applied Mathematics DepartmentMoscow State Industrial UniversityMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations