NSF Career Award: Effects of Magnetosheath properties on the dynamics and plasma transport produced by the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and on the Plasma Sheet Anisotropies
PI Heidi Nykyri
Project investigates impact of magnetosheath properties on Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
The magnetosheath processes will be studied by doing a statistical study of the magnetosheath properties using THEMIS data and by utilizing global hybrid (fluid electrons, particle ions) simulations. In addition, the MHD-scale KHI will be compared with hybrid and particle simulations of the instability.
09/01/2009 to 08/31/2014