Fig. 2


Main results of the transverse interplanetary magnetic field Runs 1–3 (columns). Row A: magnetic field magnitude, normalized to the upstream value for each run, and contours of magnetosonic Mach number (gray and red, see Sect. 3.2.1 for details) and cometopause (green). Row B: velocity space distributions of collected pickup ions; each point is colored according to particle kinetic energy, and the upstream solar wind velocity is indicated by the orange triangle (Sect. 3.2.2). Row C: ovals describe latitude–longitude maps of normalized inbound pickup ion fluxes at the virtual instrument for given energy channels, shown in a Hammer projection, and energy-latitude spectra of the pickup ion flux (Sect. 3.2.3). Row D: pickup ion flux energy spectra, given separately for total flux (black, with 3 σ errors), its constituent populations of PI (purple), CX ions (orange) and EI-produced ions (yellow), and non-interacting control ions (blue; Sect. 3.2.4).

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