Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves Perturb Earth’s Magnetosphere, New Study Shows

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, the underlying physical process that creates ‘breaking wave’ cloud patterns in Earth’s atmosphere also frequently opens the gates to solar wind plasma that perturbs the planet’s magnetosphere. The phenomenon involves ultra low-frequency Kelvin-Helmholtz waves (named for 19th century scientists Lord William Thomson Kelvin and [...] —> Read More