Articles | Volume 27, issue 6
08 Jun 2009
 | 08 Jun 2009

On a magnetosphere disturbed by solar wind; observations of macroelectrons

E. B. Wodnicka

Abstract. Three-dimensional electromagnetic full kinetic particle code (a version of TRISTAN) is used to study the interaction of a weakly-magnetized object with a solar wind of low density. The details of two magnetospheric processes – wave activity and energetic electrons appearing at the flanks of the magnetosphere – are presented. The results of the simulation are compared with known magnetospheric data.