Presentations about the outer heliosphere and its interface with the local interstellar medium and its connection to the propagation of galactic CRs.
Dr David McComas (Southwest Research Institute)
This talk summarizes the recent observations of the interaction of the heliosphere with the local interstellar medium as observed remotely by the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). IBEX observations have shown that the interaction is far more complex and dynamic than previously anticipated and raised many new questions about this important interaction.
19. Dynamics, structure and signatures of the sector region in the outer heliosphere: a turbulent sea of bubbles
Prof. Merav Opher (Boston University)
All current global models of the heliosphere are based on the assumption that the magnetic field in the heliosheath connects back to the Sun. In particular, models of transports of galactic cosmic rays (GCR) assume the heliospheric current sheet is laminar as well. The sectored magnetic field due to the flapping of the heliospheric current sheet compresses across the termination shock and may...