Dynamical evolution of anisotropies of the solar wind magnetic turbulent outer scale

Authors
Ruiz, Maria Emilia; Dasso, Sergio Ricardo; Matthaeus, W.H.; Marsch, E.; Weygand, J.M.
Publication Year
2012
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The evolution of the turbulent properties in the solar wind, during the travel of the parcels of fluid from the Sun to the outer heliosphere still has several unanswered questions. In this work, we will present results of an study on the dynamical evolution of turbulent magnetic fluctuations in the inner heliosphere. We focused on the anisotropy of the turbulence integral scale, measured parallel and perpendicular to the direction of the local mean magnetic field, and study its evolution according to the aging of the plasma parcels observed at different heliodistances. As diagnostic tool we employed single-spacecraft correlation functions computed with observations collected by Helios 1 & 2 probes over nearly one solar cycle. Our results are consistent with driving modes with wave-vectors parallel to the direction of the local mean magnetic field near the Sun, and a progressive spectral transfer of energy to modes with perpendicular wave-vectors. Advances made in this direction, as those presented here, will contribute to our understanding of the magnetohydrodynamical turbulence and Alfvénic-wave activity for this system, and will provide a quantitative input for models of charged solar and galactic energetic particles propagation and diffusion throughout the inner heliosphere. © 2012 International Astronomical Union.
Fil: Ruiz, Maria Emilia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciónes Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio. - Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio; Argentina
Fil: Dasso, Sergio Ricardo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciónes Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio. - Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio; Argentina
Fil: Matthaeus, W.H.. Bartol Research Institute; Reino Unido
Fil: Marsch, E.. Max Planck Institut Für Sonnensystemforschung; Alemania
Fil: Weygand, J.M.. University Of California, Los Angeles, Institute Of Geophysics And Planetary Physics; Estados Unidos
Subject
MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
SOLAR WIND
TURBULENCE
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/76779