Emergence of intermittent structures and reconnection in MHD turbulence

Authors
Greco, Antonella; Servidio, Sergio; Matthaeus, William H.; Dmitruk, Pablo Ariel
Publication Year
2010
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
In recent analyses of numerical simulation and solar wind dataset, the idea that the magnetic discontinuities may be related to intermittent structures that appear spontaneously in MHD turbulence has been explored in details. These studies are consistent with the hypothesis that discontinuity events founds in the solar wind might be of local origin as well, i.e. a by-product of the turbulent evolution of magnetic fluctuations. Using simulations of 2D MHD turbulence, we are exploring a possible link between tangential discontinuities and magnetic reconnection. The goal is to develop numerical algorithms that may be useful for solar wind applications. © 2011 International Astronomical Union.
Fil: Greco, Antonella. Università della Calabria; Italia
Fil: Servidio, Sergio. Università della Calabria; Italia
Fil: Matthaeus, William H.. University of Delaware; Estados Unidos
Fil: Dmitruk, Pablo Ariel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires; Argentina
Subject
(MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS:) MHD
(SUN:) SOLAR WIND
METHODS: NUMERICAL
TURBULENCE
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
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