Formation of lunar swirls

R. A. Bamford, E.P. Alves, F. Cruz, B. J. Kellett, R. A. Fonseca, L.O Silva, R.M.G.M. Trines, J.S. Halekas, G. Kramer, E. Harnett, R.A. Cairns, R. Bingham

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Abstract

In this paper we show a plausible mechanism that could lead to the formation of the Dark Lanes in Lunar Swirls We present the results of a fully self-consistent 2 and 3 dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of mini-magnetospheres that form above the lunar surface and show that they are consistent with the formation of `lunar swirls' such as the archetypal formation Reiner Gamma. The simulations show how the microphysics of the deflection/shielding of plasma operates from a kinetic-scale cavity
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationIthaca, New York
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2015

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lunar surface
magnetospheres
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Keywords

  • lunar swirls
  • dark lanes
  • electromagnetic shielding

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Bamford, R. A., Alves, E. P., Cruz, F., Kellett, B. J., Fonseca, R. A., Silva, L. O., ... Bingham, R. (2015). Formation of lunar swirls. Ithaca, New York.
Bamford, R. A. ; Alves, E.P. ; Cruz, F. ; Kellett, B. J. ; Fonseca, R. A. ; Silva, L.O ; Trines, R.M.G.M. ; Halekas, J.S. ; Kramer, G. ; Harnett, E. ; Cairns, R.A. ; Bingham, R. / Formation of lunar swirls. Ithaca, New York, 2015.
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Ithaca, New York, 2015.

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Bamford RA, Alves EP, Cruz F, Kellett BJ, Fonseca RA, Silva LO et al. Formation of lunar swirls. Ithaca, New York. 2015 May 23.