Articles | Volume 37, issue 4
ANGEO Communicates
06 Aug 2019
ANGEO Communicates |  | 06 Aug 2019

Jets in the magnetosheath: IMF control of where they occur

Laura Vuorinen, Heli Hietala, and Ferdinand Plaschke


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Short summary
Before the solar wind encounters the Earth's magnetic field, it is first slowed down and deflected by the Earth's bow shock. We find that downstream of the bow shock regions where the shock normal and the solar wind magnetic field are almost parallel and the shock is more rippled, plasma jets with high earthward velocities are observed significantly more often than elsewhere downstream of the shock. Our results help us forecast the occurrence of these jets and their effects on Earth.