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Title: Wide field-of-view soft X-ray imaging for solar wind-magnetosphere interactions
Authors: Walsh, B. M.
Collier, M. R.
Kuntz, K. D.
Porter, F. S.
Sibeck, D. G.
Snowden, S. L.
Carter, J. A.
Collado-Vega, Y.
Connor, H. K.
Cravens, T. E.
Read, A. M.
Sembay, S.
Thomas, N. E.
First Published: 9-Apr-2016
Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU), Wiley
Citation: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 2016, 121 (4), pp. 3353-3361 (9)
Abstract: Soft X-ray imagers can be used to study the mesoscale and macroscale density structures that occur whenever and wherever the solar wind encounters neutral atoms at comets, the Moon, and both magnetized and unmagnetized planets. Charge exchange between high charge state solar wind ions and exospheric neutrals results in the isotropic emission of soft X-ray photons with energies from 0.1 to 2.0 keV. At Earth, this process occurs primarily within the magnetosheath and cusps. Through providing a global view, wide field-of-view imaging can determine the significance of the various proposed solar wind-magnetosphere interaction mechanisms by evaluating their global extent and occurrence patterns. A summary of wide field-of-view (several to tens of degrees) soft X-ray imaging is provided including slumped micropore microchannel reflectors, simulated images, and recent flight results.
DOI Link: 10.1002/2016JA022348
ISSN: 2169-9402
eISSN: 2169-9402
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
Description: The BATSRUS model was run at the Community Coordinate Modeling Center (CCMC). The results can be found through run Brian_Walsh_030413_1.
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