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Title: Connection of the solar wind with the interstellar medium through numerical modeling

In this article we investigate the interaction between the solar wind (SW) and the local interstellar medium (LISM) using spacecraft data and numerical simulations. In particular, we focus on neutral atom results from NASA's Interstellar Boundary EXplorer (IBEX) mission, and compare these with implementations of our neutral atom models that look at both the energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) which are created as hydrogen of LISM origin interacts with the heliosphere, as well as the transmission of interstellar Oxygen through the heliospheric interface. Lastly, the goal of this work is to better understand the global structure of the heliosphere and its interaction with the galaxy.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, AL (United States). Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR), Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0008334; NNX09AG63G NNX09AG29G; NNX09AW44G; NNX09AG62G; NNX11AB48G; NNX12AB30G
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1539; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SOLAR WIND 13: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Solar Wind Conference, Big Island, HI (United States), 17-22 Jun 2012; Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24); National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Heliopause; Neutral particles; Pickup ions; Solar wind plasma
OSTI Identifier:
1326063

Heerikhuisen, J., Zirnstein, E., Kawamura, A. D., Pogorelov, N. V., and Zank, G. P.. Connection of the solar wind with the interstellar medium through numerical modeling. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4811052.
Heerikhuisen, J., Zirnstein, E., Kawamura, A. D., Pogorelov, N. V., & Zank, G. P.. Connection of the solar wind with the interstellar medium through numerical modeling. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4811052.
Heerikhuisen, J., Zirnstein, E., Kawamura, A. D., Pogorelov, N. V., and Zank, G. P.. 2013. "Connection of the solar wind with the interstellar medium through numerical modeling". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4811052. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1326063.
@article{osti_1326063,
title = {Connection of the solar wind with the interstellar medium through numerical modeling},
author = {Heerikhuisen, J. and Zirnstein, E. and Kawamura, A. D. and Pogorelov, N. V. and Zank, G. P.},
abstractNote = {In this article we investigate the interaction between the solar wind (SW) and the local interstellar medium (LISM) using spacecraft data and numerical simulations. In particular, we focus on neutral atom results from NASA's Interstellar Boundary EXplorer (IBEX) mission, and compare these with implementations of our neutral atom models that look at both the energetic neutral atoms (ENAs) which are created as hydrogen of LISM origin interacts with the heliosphere, as well as the transmission of interstellar Oxygen through the heliospheric interface. Lastly, the goal of this work is to better understand the global structure of the heliosphere and its interaction with the galaxy.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4811052},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1539,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
}