Volume 420, Number 2, June III 2004
|Page(s)||729 - 736|
|Published online||28 May 2004|
The dynamical role of anomalous cosmic rays in the outer heliosphere
Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospect Vernadskogo 101-1, 119526 Moscow, Russia
2 Moscow State University, Vorob'evy Gory, 119899 Moscow, Russia
3 International Space Science Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Corresponding author: S. V. Chalov, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 February 2004
The two-dimensional model of the solar wind-local interstellar medium interaction developed by Baranov & Malama ([CITE], J. Geophys. Res., 98, 15 157) is improved by taking into account the dynamical effect of anomalous cosmic rays. The cosmic rays are treated as a massless diffusive fluid. It is shown that the termination shock shifts further away from the Sun in this case and the post-shock temperature of the thermal plasma decreases. The magnitude of the shift depends on the value of the energy-averaged spatial diffusion coefficient. The number density of energetic neutral hydrogen originating in the shocked solar wind is generally lower in the case of the cosmic-ray-modified termination shock.
Key words: acceleration of particles / Sun: solar wind / ISM: cosmic rays
© ESO, 2004
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