Relating IBEX and Voyager data through global modeling of the heliospheric interface

N. V. Pogorelov, J. Heerikhuisen, S. N. Borovikov, G. P. Zank, R. W. Ebert, D. J. McComas, J. D. Richardson, S. T. Suess

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Abstract

The combination of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) all-sky maps of the energetic neutral atom fluxes with the Voyager in situ measurements gives us a unique opportunity to learn more about the physics governing the solar wind (SW) interaction with the local interstellar medium (LISM). Moreover, since the position of the ribbon of an enhanced ENA flux in the sky strongly depends on the LISM properties, we are able to constrain those by comparing numerical simulations with the IBEX observations. In this paper, we discuss the current status of the Huntsville model of the SW-LISM interaction, compare numerical results with the IBEX and Voyager observations, and discuss the importance of taking into account time-dependent phenomena, particularly the solar cycle effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPickup Ions Throughout the Heliosphere and Beyond - Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Astrophysics Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDedicated to the Memory of Sir W. Ian Axford January 2, 1933 - March 13, 2010
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual International Astrophysics Conference on Pickup Ions Throughout the Heliosphere and Beyond: Dedicated to the Memory of Sir W. Ian Axford January 2, 1933 - March 13, 2010 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 14 2010Mar 19 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1302
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other9th Annual International Astrophysics Conference on Pickup Ions Throughout the Heliosphere and Beyond: Dedicated to the Memory of Sir W. Ian Axford January 2, 1933 - March 13, 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period3/14/103/19/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • heliopause, solar wind termination, solar cycle variations
  • interplanetary and interstellar magnetic fields
  • magnetohydrodynamics
  • neutral particles

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    Pogorelov, N. V., Heerikhuisen, J., Borovikov, S. N., Zank, G. P., Ebert, R. W., McComas, D. J., Richardson, J. D., & Suess, S. T. (2010). Relating IBEX and Voyager data through global modeling of the heliospheric interface. In Pickup Ions Throughout the Heliosphere and Beyond - Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Dedicated to the Memory of Sir W. Ian Axford January 2, 1933 - March 13, 2010 (pp. 3-12). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1302). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3529988