Articles | Volume 34, issue 11
Regular paper
23 Nov 2016
Regular paper |  | 23 Nov 2016

Mirror mode waves in Venus's magnetosheath: solar minimum vs. solar maximum

Martin Volwerk, Daniel Schmid, Bruce T. Tsurutani, Magda Delva, Ferdinand Plaschke, Yasuhito Narita, Tielong Zhang, and Karl-Heinz Glassmeier

Data sets

Venus Express magnetometer data European Space Agency (ESA)

Short summary
The behaviour of mirror mode waves in Venus's magnetosheath is investigated for solar minimum and maximum conditions. It is shown that the total observational rate of these waves does not change much; however, the distribution over the magnetosheath is significantly different, as well as the growth and decay of the waves during these different solar activity conditions.