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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Solar wind charge exchange (SWCX) X-ray emission is produced in the interaction of highly charged ions of the solar wind with neutral hydrogen in the Earth's exosphere: the emission's intensity is proportional to the ion and neutral densities, so is brightest in the dayside magnetosheath and the magnetospheric cusps.
The new event occurred in a region called the magnetosheath, just outside the outer boundary of the magnetosphere, where the solar wind is extremely turbulent.
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.