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Authors: Al-Haddad Nada, Lugaz Noé, Poedts Stefaan, Farrugia Charles J., Nieves-Chinchilla Teresa, et al.
Title: Evolution of Coronal Mass Ejection Properties in the Inner Heliosphere: Prediction for the Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe

The evolution of the magnetic field and plasma quantities inside a coronal mass ejection (CME) with distance are known from statistical studies using data from 1 au monitors, planetary missions, Helios, and Ulysses. This does not cover the innermost heliosphere, below 0.29 au, where no data are yet publicly available. Here, we describe the evolution of the properties of simulated CMEs in the inner heliosphere using two different initiation mechanisms. We compare the radial evolution of these properties with that found from statistical studies based on observations in the inner heliosphere by Helios and MESSENGER. We find that the evolution of the radial size and magnetic field strength is nearly indistinguishable for twisted flux rope from that of writhed CMEs. The evolution of these pr. . .
Date: 10/2019 Publisher: The Astrophysical Journal Pages: 179 DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab4126 Available at:
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Authors: Goelzer Molly L., Schwadron Nathan A., and Smith Charles W.
Title: An analysis of Alfvén radius based on sunspot number from 1749 to today

The Solar Probe Plus mission now under construction will provide the first in situ measurements from inside the orbit of Mercury. The most critical part of that mission will be measurements from inside the Alfvén radius where the Alfvén speed exceeds the wind speed and the physics of the solar wind changes fundamentally due, in part, to the multidirectionality of wave propagation. In this region waves from both sunward and antisunward of the observation point can effect the local dynamics including the turbulent evolution, heating, and acceleration of the plasma. While the location of this point can change with solar wind conditions, we ask the question of whether there is a systematic dependence on the solar cycle that moves the average Alfvén radius to different locations depending. . .
Date: 01/2014 Publisher: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics Pages: 115 - 120 DOI: 10.1002/2013JA019420 Available at:
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