In Honor of Professor Jean Van Bladel
On the flow of plasma around a dipole magnetic field
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1987 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 22, Issue 7, pages 1211–1218, December 1987
How to Cite
1987), On the flow of plasma around a dipole magnetic field, Radio Sci., 22(7), 1211–1218, doi:10.1029/RS022i007p01211., , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 APR 1987
- Manuscript Received: 19 AUG 1986
A series of experiments intended to examine the flow characteristics of a plasma incident on a localized magnetic dipole field in a low β plasma is described. Both the electron and ion densities are measured upstream and downstream from the magnetic structure, and the results are compared with a nonflowing plasma of the same density. Significant differences are detected which can be attributed to the flowing plasma.