Plasma Instability Modes Related to the Earth’s Bow Shock

  • E. W. Greenstadt
  • R. W. Fredricks
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 44)


The present paper is an attempt to give a very brief outline of the status of physical interpretations of some of the microscopic plasma physical phenomena occurring in bow shock structures. We shall not give any extensive discussion of collisionless shock models and theories in the short space available here, since there exist excellent detailed sources for such information. For general collisionless shock theories, we refer the reader to the recent monograph by Tidman and Krall (1971), who in addition to their own contributions, give bibliographies containing all of the important source material up to perhaps 1970. The main advances in collisionless shock theory since that time have come primarily from computer simulation work.


Shock Structure Shock Velocity Electrostatic Wave Collisionless Shock Drift Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. W. Greenstadt
    • 1
  • R. W. Fredricks
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Sciences DepartmentTRW Systems GroupRedondo BeachUSA

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