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dc.contributor.advisor Wolf, Richard A.
dc.creatorChen, Chuxin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:00:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:00:04Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/16805
dc.description.abstract A magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theory has been developed for the motion of a thin magnetic flux tube through a two-dimensional stationary medium that is in MHD equilibrium. The flux tube is represented as a one-dimensional filament. Simple properties of the computed time development of the filament have been explored analytically, including linear intermediate and slow-mode waves and corresponding MHD shock solutions. Numerical solutions for filaments in the tail display the strong earthward flow and dipolar shapes that are characteristic of bursty bulk flows that are frequently observed in the plasma sheet of the Earth's magnetosphere.
dc.format.extent 129 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAstronomy
Astrophysics
dc.title Earthward motion of depleted flux tubes in the Earth's plasma sheet: MHD model calculations
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Chen, Chuxin. "Earthward motion of depleted flux tubes in the Earth's plasma sheet: MHD model calculations." (1995) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/16805.


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