"The heliospheric interface: theory and observations"
V. Izmodenov (MSU)
is moving through warm (~
K) and partly ionized local interstellar cloud (LIC) with velocity ~ 26 km/s.
Charged component of interstellar gas interacts with the solar wind (SW)
forming the heliospheric interface, the SW/LIC interaction region. Both
solar wind and interstellar gas have multi-component nature that creates a
complex behavior of the interaction region. Current state of art in the
modeling of the heliospheric interface is reviewed in this paper. Modern
models of the interface take into account effects of the solar wind and
interstellar plasma components (protons, electrons, pickup ions,
interstellar helium ions and solar wind alpha particles), interstellar
neutral component (H atoms), interstellar and heliospheric magnetic fields,
galactic and anomalous cosmic rays, latitudinal and