Seminars of the Focus Area Complex Systems

Prof. Dr. C. Beta, Prof. Dr. K. Dethloff, Prof. Dr. R. Engbert, Prof. Dr. M. Holschneider, Prof. Dr. W. Huisinga, Prof. Dr. Ralf Metzler, Prof. Dr. A. Pikovsky, Prof. Dr. S. Reich, Prof. Dr. M. Rosenblum, Prof. Dr. G. Rüdiger, Prof. Dr. T. Scheffer, Prof. Dr. F. Scherbaum, Prof. Dr. J. Selbig, Prof. Dr. F. Spahn


Speaker: Claudia-Veronika Meister, Inst. f. Kernphysik, TU Darmstadt

Title: Magnetoacoustic waves in planetary magnetosheaths

Time: Wed, April 13, 2011, 2pm

Place: bldg 14, room 3.02/03

The dispersion relations of magnetoacoustic and Alfven waves in the magnetosheaths of Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are derived within the frame of the double-adiabatic Chew-Goldberger-Low approximation, and solved numerically. Further, based on the calculation of the gradients of the velocity components in the system, effective polytropic coefficients are estimated.

It is found that the effective polytropic coefficient of the plasma may be smaller than unity if slow magnetoacoustic waves are excited - that means compression of the plasma is accompanied, in the average, by cooling. Such polytropic coefficients are not obtained when fast magnetoacoustic waves are generated.

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