ScienceProblem: ElectronHeatingAtCollisionlessShocks


Solar Terrestrial Physicist


Understand particle energisation processes at collisionless shocks


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This study is principally concerned with electron heating and dynamics at the Earth's bow shock, but also includes electron dynamics at interplanetary shocks and at slow shocks in the Earth's geomagnetic tail. Requirements include study of the shape of the electron distribution function/pitch angle distribution, particular attention to the dc electric field, spacecraft potential, and low energy electrons, and role of waves vs. dc fields in dissipation processes and electron dynamics.


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Taken from the UK Co-ordinated Data Handling Facility for Cluster, User Requirements Document, (CU-QMW-RS-0001, Version 2.0, 1992, Queen Mary College University of London).

GoodStyle: Please add comments below. This area should be used for refinement of the above document. If you want to ask questions or start a dialogue with the author, please use (or create) a topic in the Science Problems Forum. For other ScienceProblems, refer to the ScienceProblemList.
Author: Once the refinements here and comments in the forum die down, perhaps you could rewrite the problem, incorporating the comments and refinements.

-- ChrisPerry - 13 Mar 2002

Topic revision: r1 - 2002-03-13 - 15:03:10 - ChrisPerry
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