Formation of intermediate shocks in both two-fluid and hybrid models

C. C. Wu, Tohru Hada

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Abstract

Intermediate shocks are studied in a two-fluid model that includes finite ion inertia dispersion and in a hybrid model in which the full ion dynamics is retained while the electrons are treated as a massless fluid. We show that in both models intermediate shocks can be formed through wave steepening, meaning that they are stable and possess shock structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3769-3778
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume96
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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