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"Advances in Geosciences" is the results of a concerted attempt in bringing the most recent effects and making plans actions regarding earth and house technology in Asia and the overseas area. the amount editors are all prime scientists of their learn fields overlaying 5 sections: strong Earth (SE), sun Terrestrial (ST), Planetary technological know-how (PS), Hydrological technology (HS), and Oceans and Atmospheres (OA). the most goal is to spotlight the medical concerns necessary to the learn of earthquakes, tsunamis, weather switch, drought, flood, typhoons, area weathers, and planetary exploration.

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These simulations were performed using either an analytical model of the hermean magnetosphere (adapted from Ref. 4) or results of MHD simulations. Section 2 is dedicated to consequences of small spatial scales, whereas Sec. 3 focuses on consequences of small temporal scales. 2. Adiabaticity Breaking Due to Small Spatial Scales Because of the weak intrinsic magnetic field of Mercury and of the enhanced dynamical pressure of the solar wind, the hermean magnetosphere exhibits spatial scales that are much smaller (by about a factor 7) than those of the terrestrial magnetosphere.

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