Vladimir Zubkov

4. Gasdynamic simulation of the solar wind interaction with the local interstellar medium. MSc project.

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Under the supervision of Prof Vladislav V. Izmodenov (Moscow State University), I predominately explored how anomalous components of cosmic rays influence the variation and strength of the termination shock with the solar cycle. I considered all components of the solar wind and interstellar medium as compressible fluids in developing a spherically symmetric time-dependent model of the solar wind interaction with the local interstellar medium in a complex, multi-component, medium. The resulting solution is discontinuous requiring the use of specialised numerical techniques, in particular Godunov’s method.


References:

V.S. Zubkov, 2005, The effects of the anomalous component of cosmic rays on excursion of the termination shock with the solar cycle. In: Proceedings of “Connecting Sun and Heliosphere”, 12 - 17 June 2005 Whistler, Canada.