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Explanation for oblique propagation of foreshock waves was found in simulations of space near the Earth

Explanation for oblique propagation of foreshock waves was found in simulations of space near the Earth

Two new factors were found to affect refraction of foreshock waves: the velocity and density of backstreaming ions, both with large-scale variability, as well as the large-scale wave propagation in the entire foreshock.

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Palmroth, M., et al. (2015), ULF foreshock under radial IMF: THEMIS observations and global kinetic simulation Vlasiator results compared, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA021526.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JA021526/full


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