The Solar Wind Interaction with Venus and Mars: Cometary Analogies and Contrasts
- Alan Johnstone
Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
Copyright 1991 by the American Geophysical Union.
Cometary Plasma Processes
How to Cite
Luhmann, J. G. (1991) The Solar Wind Interaction with Venus and Mars: Cometary Analogies and Contrasts, in Cometary Plasma Processes (ed A. Johnstone), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM061p0005
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780875900278
Online ISBN: 9781118663660
- Space plasmas;
The weakly magnetized terrestrial planets, Venus and Mars, share some common physical processes with comets because of the “direct” interaction between their atmospheres and the solar wind. However, the importance and outcome of these common processes is generally quite different because of the different system scales and atmospheric properties of these two classes of objects. This paper explores some details of their contrasts and similarities in view of the knowledge that we have obtained from the combination of in-situ data and modeling.