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Fundamental features of the heliosphere are not well understood (Opher et al. 2020). SHIELD will determine the main physical drivers contributing to its shape.

1. Richardson, J. D., Cummings, A., Stone, E. C, Burlaga, L. Opher, M. Using Magnetic Flux Conservation to Determine Heliosheath Speeds, The Astrophysical Journal Letter, 919, L28 (2021).

2. Nakanotani, M., Zank, G. P., Adhikari, L., Zhao, L.-L., Giacalone, J., Opher, M., Richardson J. D., The Astrophysical Journal, 901, Issue 2 id. L23 (2021).

3. Shrestha, B., Zank, G., Giacalone, J., Swisdak, M., Opher, M., Richardson, J. Pickup Ion Distribution Downstream of the Termination Shock Inferred from IBEX ENA observations and Comparison with Kinetic Simulations, The Astrophysical Journal, in preparation (2021).

4. Gkioulidou, M., Opher, M., Kornbleuth, M., Dialynas, K., Dayeh, M. A., Zirnstein, E., Richardson, J. D., Zank, G. P., Fuselier, S., Mitchell, D. G., First comparison of combined 500 eV – 80 keV observed ENA spectra to those inferred from hybrid simulations of interstellar pickup protons accelerated at the solar-wind termination shock, The Astrophysical Journal Letter submitted, (available in arXIV) (2021).

5. Gkioulidou, M., M. Opher, M. Kornbleuth, K. Dialynas, J. Giacalone, J. D. Richardson, G. P. Zank, S. A. Fuselier, D. G. Mitchell, S. M. Krimigis , E. Roussos, I. Baliukin, First comparison of composite 0.52-55 keV ENA spectra observed by IBEX and Cassini/INCA with simulated ENAs inferred by proton hybrid simulations downstream of the termination shock, The Astrophysical Journal Letter submitted, available at arXiv:2201.05942 (2021)

6. Opher, M., J. F. Drake, G. Zank, G. Toth, E. Powell, W. Shelley, M. Kornbleuth, V. Florinski, V. Izmodenov, J. Giacalone, S. Fuselier, K. Dialynas, A. Loeb, J. Richardson, A Turbulent Heliosheath Driven by Rayleigh Taylor Instability, The Astrophysical Journal in press 2021 (available in Research Square 198925/v1)

7. Kornbleuth, M., M. Opher, I. Baliukin, M. Gkioulidou, J. Richardson, G. Zank, A. Michael, G. Toth, V. Tenishev, V. Izmodenov, D. Alexashov, S. Fuselier. The development of a split-tail heliosphere and the role of non-ideal processes: a comparison of the BU and Moscow models, The Astrophysical Journal, 923 Issue 2, 179 pp  (2021)

8. Fuselier, S. A., Galli, A., Richardson, J. D., Reisenfeld, D. B., et al. with Opher, M., ENA fluxes from the Heliosheath: Constraints from in situ measurements and models, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 915, Issue 2, id. L26 (2021).

9. Cummings, A. C., Stone, E. C., Richardson, J. D., Heikkila, B. C., Lal, N., Kota, J., No Stagnation Region before the Heliopause at Voyager 1? Inferences from New Voyager 2 Results, The Astrophysical Journal, 906, Issue 2, id. 126 15 pp (2021).

10. Giacalone, J., Nakanotani, M., Zank, G. P., Kota, J., Opher. M. and Richardson, J. D., Hybrid Simulations of Interstellar Pickup Protons Accelerated at the Solar-Wind Termination Shock at Multiple Locations, The Astrophysical Journal Letter, 911, 27 (8pp) (2021).

11. Kornbleuth, M., Opher, M., I. Baliukin, Dayeh, M. A., Zirnstein, E., Gkioulidou, M., Dialynas, K., Galli, A., Richardson, J. D., Izmodenov, V., Zank, G. P., Fuselier, S., Drake, J. F., Signature of a heliotail organized by the solar magnetic field and the role of non-ideal processes in modeled IBEX ENA maps: a comparison of the BU and Moscow MHD models, The Astrophysical Journal, 2021 921, Issue 2, (164 pp.).

12. Dialynas, K., Galli, A., Dayeh, M. A., Cummings, A. C., Decker, R. B., Fuselier, S. A., Gioulidou, M., Rousses, E., Krimigis, S. M., Mitchell, D. G., Richardson, J. D., Opher, M. Combined ~10 eV to ~344 MeV particle spectra and pressures in the Heliosheath along the Voyager 2 trajectory, The Astrophysical Journal, 905, Issue 2, id. L24 (2020).

13. Zieger, B, Opher, M., Toth, G, Florisnki, V., Dispersive Fast Magnetosonic Waves and Shock-Driven Compressible Turbulence in the Inner Heliosheath, Journal of Geophysical Research, 125, Issue 10, article id. E28393 (2020).

14. Florinski, V., F., Ghanbari, Kleiman, J., Opher, M., Giacalone, J., Kota, J., Cummings. A “Magnetic trapping of galactic cosmic rays in the outer heliosheath”, The Astrophysical Journal in preparation (2021).

15. Nikoukar, R., Hill, M. E., Brown, L., Krimigis, S. M., Decker, R. B., Roelof, E. C., Lasley, S., Hamilton, D. C., Dialynas, K., Florinski, V., Giacalone, J., Kota, J., Richardson, J., Opher, M., On energy dependence of Galactic Cosmic Rays anisotropies in the Very Local Interstellar Medium, The Astrophysical Journal, submitted (available at arXiv:2201.07844) (2021).

16. Michael, A. T., Opher, M., Toth, M., Tenishev, V., Borovikov, D. The Solar-wind with Hydrogen Ion Exchange and Large-Scale Dynamics (SHIELD) code: A Self-Consistent Kinetic-MHD Model of the Outer Heliosphere, Astrophys. J Supplements, in press (2021). Available in arXiv:2004.01152

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