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Bertalan Zieger, Alessandro Retinò, Rumi Nakamura, Wolfgang Baumjohann, Andris Vaivads and Yuri Khotyaintsev Jet front-driven mirror modes and shocklets in the near-Earth flow-braking region Geophysical Research Letters 38

Article first published online: 18 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2011GL049746

Key Points

  • Magnetic pileup and compression regions are observed ahead of braking jets
  • Mirror-mode structures are generated in the pileup region
  • Mirror modes can steepen into kinetic shocklets

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