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Solar wind entry at high latitudes

Solar wind entry at high latitudes


Date: 24 October 2012
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Solar wind entry at high latitudes
Copyright: ESA/AOES Medialab

When the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is oriented westward (dawnward) or eastward (duskward), magnetopause boundary layers at higher latitude become most subject to Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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