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N. V. Erkaev, C. J. Farrugia, A. V. Mezentsev, R. B. Torbert and H. K. Biernat Accelerated magnetosheath flows caused by IMF draping: Dependence on latitude Geophysical Research Letters 39

Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011GL050209

Key Points

  • The approach is semi-analytical
  • Away from the equatorial plane the acclerated flows bifurcate
  • Asymptotic limits are reached which are higher than the solar wind speed

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