New Insight into the Magnetosheath

A special issue of Magnetochemistry (ISSN 2312-7481).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 79

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Faculty of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: space plasmas; magnetized plasmas; geomagnetic field; imaging measurements
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Dear Colleagues,

Magnetosheaths are the regions between bow shocks and planetary magnetopauses or ionospheres, which are created by the impacts of supersonic solar wind onto the planetary magnetospheres or ionospheres. Magnetosheaths are natural plasma laboratories, composed of strongly turbulent plasmas, and demonstrate various fundamental plasma dynamic phenomena, such as turbulence cascade, collisionless plasma dissipations, turbulent magnetic reconnection processes, plasma jets, acceleration of charged particles, etc. Magnetospheaths also play important roles in the evolution of planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres. Our understanding of the complicated features of magnetosheaths demands effective exploration tools, including basic theoretical research, advanced space measurements (multiple spacecraft joint observations with Cluster, THEMIS, Double Star, MMS, etc.), as well as newly developed simulation methods (3D Hall MHD, 3D hybrid and Vlasov simulations). This Special Issue serves as a forum to bring together recent scientific discoveries and techniques in the field of magnetosheaths so as to enhance our understanding of the mechanism of planetary turbulent plasmas. We welcome original articles, review articles and case reports that include theoretical studies, in situ observation analysis and various kinds of simulations on the dynamics of planetary magnetosheaths.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Bow shock effects;
  • Magnetosheath turbulence;
  • Transient structures in magnetosheaths;
  • Small-scale processes of the magnetopauses related to turbulent magnetosheaths;
  • Thermodynamics in magnetosheaths;
  • Collisionless turbulent dissipations;
  • Plasma energization and energy transport in magnetosheaths;
  • Contributions from and corresponding loss of the planetary ionospheres and atmospheres;
  • Multiple spacecraft constellation observations and analysis techniques.

With best wishes,
Prof. Dr. Chao Shen
Guest Editor

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  • planetary magnetosheath
  • bow shock
  • solar wind
  • turbulent plasmas
  • nonlinear interactions of waves
  • turbulence cascade
  • planetary magnetosphere
  • planetary atmosphere
  • planetary ionosphere
  • magnetopause
  • turbulent magnetic reconnection
  • imaging observations
  • multiple spacecraft constellations

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