magnetosheath


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magnetosheath

(mag-nee -tŏ-sheeth) See magnetosphere.

magnetosheath

[mag′nēd·ə‚shēth]
(geophysics)
The relatively thin region between the earth's magnetopause and the shock front in the solar wind.
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For example, "the extensive magnetosheath flow downstream of Earth's bow shock is a high-beta plasma.
Cluster previously detected current sheets on much larger scales of 100 km in the magnetosheath, the region sandwiched between Earth's magnetic bubble - the magnetosphere - and the bow shock that is created as it meets the solar wind.
The magnetopause is the boundary between the relatively undisturbed magnetosphere and the magnetosheath, the region containing solar wind plasma that has come across the bow shock that protects Earth from the direct onslaught of solar wind plasma.