Articles | Volume 38, issue 3
Regular paper
26 May 2020
Regular paper |  | 26 May 2020

Non-locality of Earth's quasi-parallel bow shock: injection of thermal protons in a hybrid-Vlasov simulation

Markus Battarbee, Urs Ganse, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Lucile Turc, Thiago Brito, Maxime Grandin, Tuomas Koskela, and Minna Palmroth


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Jan 2020) by Yoshizumi Miyoshi
AR by Markus Battarbee on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Feb 2020) by Yoshizumi Miyoshi
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Mar 2020) by Yoshizumi Miyoshi
AR by Markus Battarbee on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Apr 2020) by Yoshizumi Miyoshi
Short summary
The structure and medium-scale dynamics of Earth's bow shock and how charged solar wind particles are reflected by it are studied in order to better understand space weather effects. We use advanced supercomputer simulations to model the shock and reflected ions. We find that the thickness of the shock depends on solar wind conditions but also has small-scale variations. Charged particle reflection is shown to be non-localized. Magnetic fields are important for ion reflection.