The dynamical heliosphere

This page contains example movies that demonstrate the effect of a solar wind whose speed varies with an 11 year cycle. The variation was introduced into the numerical model as a sinusoidal variation of the solar wind speed, between 400 km/s and 565 km/s.
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Two-shock dynamical heliosphere 1.1 Mbyte mpeg movie of five 11-year solar cycles seen in plasma temperature. The model assumes a supersonic local interstellar medium (LISM). [LISM parameters are nH = 0.14 cm-3, np = 0.10 cm-3, v = 26 km s-1, and T = 8000 K.]
Two-shock dynamical heliosphere 1.1 Mbyte movie of five 11-year solar cycles seen in plasma density, corresponding to previous movie.

One-shock dynamical heliosphere 1.1 Mbyte movie of five 11-year solar cycles seen in plasma temperature. The model assumes a subsonic LISM. [LISM parameters are nH = 0.14 cm-3, np = 0.10 cm-3, v = 26 km s-1, and Teffective = 74000 K.]
One-shock dynamical heliosphere 1.1 Mbyte movie of five 11-year solar cycles seen in plasma density, corresponding to previous movie.




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