Charge‐exchange in the magnetosheaths of Venus and Mars: A comparison Journal Article uri icon



  • The amount of solar wind absorption due to charge‐exchange in the Martian magnetosheath is evaluated and found to be about an order of magnitude less than that in the Venus magnetosheath. This difference might explain the observed difference in the scaled position and shape between the shocks at Venus and Mars. The lower solar wind absorption for Mars is attributable to the less dense hot oxygen corona of Mars compared to Venus.

publication date

  • February 1, 1983

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • February 16, 2015 12:00 PM

Full Author List

  • Russell CT; Gombosi TI; Horanyi M; Cravens TE; Nagy AF

author count

  • 5

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-8276

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-8007

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 163

end page

  • 164


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