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 2021 Nonlinear Wave-Wave Coupling Related to Whistler-mode and Electron Bernstein Waves Observed by the Parker Solar Probe We report nonlinear wave-wave coupling related to whistler-mode or electron Bernstein waves in the near-Sun slow solar wind with Parker Solar Probe (PSP) data. Prominent plasma wave power enhancements usually exist near the electron gyrofrequency (f$_ce$), identified as electrostatic whistler-mode and electron Bernstein waves (Malaspina et al. 2020). We find that these plasma waves near f$_ce$ typically have a harmonic spectral structure and further classify them into three types identified by the characteristics of wave fre ... Ma, Jiuqi; Gao, Xinliang; Yang, Zhongwei; Tsurutani, Bruce; Liu, Mingzhe; Lu, Quanming; Wang, Shui; Published by: \apj      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0ef4 Icarus: In-situ monitoring of the surface degradation on a near-Sun asteroid Icarus is a mission concept designed to record the activity of an asteroid during a close encounter with the Sun. The primary science goal of the mission is to unravel the nontrivial mechanism(s) that destroy asteroids on orbits with small perihelion distances. Understanding the destruction mechanism(s) allows us to constrain the bulk composition and interior structure of asteroids in general. The Icarus mission does not only aim to achieve its science goals but also functions as a technical demonstration of what a low-cost ... Lehtinen, Tuomas; Granvik, Mikael; Bellome, Andrea; anchez, Joan-Pau; Published by: Acta Astronautica      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.05.028 Parker solar probe observations of helical structures as boundaries for energetic particles Energetic particle transport in the interplanetary medium is known to be affected by magnetic structures. It has been demonstrated for solar energetic particles in near-Earth orbit studies, and also for the more energetic cosmic rays. In this paper, we show observational evidence that intensity variations of solar energetic particles can be correlated with the occurrence of helical magnetic flux tubes and their boundaries. The analysis is carried out using data from Parker Solar Probe orbit 5, in the period 2020 May 24 to Ju ... Pecora, F.; Servidio, S.; Greco, A.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; McComas, D.~J.; Giacalone, J.; Joyce, C.~J.; Getachew, T.; Cohen, C.~M.~S.; Leske, R.~A.; Wiedenbeck, M.~E.; McNutt, R.~L.; Hill, M.~E.; Mitchell, D.~G.; Christian, E.~R.; Roelof, E.~C.; Schwadron, N.~A.; Bale, S.~D.; Published by: \mnras      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stab2659 Toward a Physics Based Model of Hypervelocity Dust Impacts There has been important understanding of the process by which a hypersonic dust impact makes an electrical signal on a spacecraft sensor, leading to a fuller understanding of the Kellogg, Paul; Bale, S.~D.; Goetz, Keith; Monson, Steven; Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1029/2020JA028415 BepiColombo s cruise phase: unique opportunity for synergistic observations The investigation of multi-spacecraft coordinated observations during the cruise phase of BepiColombo (ESA/JAXA) are reported, with a particular emphasis on the recently launched missions, Solar Orbiter (ESA/NASA) and Parker Solar Probe (NASA). Despite some payload constraints, many instruments onboard BepiColombo are operating during its cruise phase simultaneously covering a wide range of heliocentric distances [0.28 AU - 0.5 AU]. Hence, the various spacecraft configurations and the combined in-situ and remote sensing meas ... Hadid, L.~Z.; enot, V.; Aizawa, S.; Milillo, A.; Zender, J.; Murakami, G.; Benkhoff, J.; Zouganelis, I.; Alberti, T.; e, Andr\; Bebesi, Z.; Califano, F.; Dimmock, A.~P.; Dosa, M.; Escoubet, C.~P.; Griton, L.; Ho, G.~C.; Horbury, T.~S.; Iwai, K.; Janvier, M.; Kilpua, E.; Lavraud, B.; Madar, A.; Miyoshi, Y.; Müller, D.; Pinto, R.~F.; Rouillard, A.~P.; Raines, J.~M.; Raouafi, N.; Sahraoui, F.; anchez-Cano, B.; Shiota, D.; Vainio, R.; Walsh, A.; Published by: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2021.718024 Triggered Ion-acoustic Waves in the Solar Wind For more than 12 hr beginning on 2021 January 18, continuous narrowband electrostatic emissions were observed on the Parker Solar Probe near 20 solar radii. The observed <1000 Hz frequencies were well below the local ion-plasma frequency. Surprisingly, the emissions consisted of electrostatic wave packets with shock- like envelopes, appearing repetitively at a \raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde1.5 Hz rate. This repetitiveness correlated and was in phase with low-frequency electromagnetic fluctuations. The emissions were associat ... Mozer, F.~S.; Vasko, I.~Y.; Verniero, J.~L.; Published by: \apjl      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac2259 On the Origin of Switchbacks Observed in the Solar Wind The origin of switchbacks in the solar wind is discussed in two classes of theory that differ in the location of the source being either near the transition region near the Sun or in the solar wind itself. The two classes of theory differ in their predictions of the switchback rate (the number of switchbacks observed per hour) as a function of distance from the Sun. To distinguish between these theories, one-hour averages of Parker Solar Probe data were averaged over five orbits to find the following: (1) The hourly averaged ... Mozer, F.~S.; Bale, S.~D.; Bonnell, J.~W.; Drake, J.~F.; Hanson, E.~L.~M.; Mozer, M.~C.; Published by: \apj      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac110d On the Role of Solar Wind Expansion as a Source of Whistler Waves: Scattering of Suprathermal Electrons and Heat Flux Regulation in the Inner Heliosphere The role of solar wind expansion in generating whistler waves is investigated using the EB-iPic3D code, which models solar wind expansion self-consistently within a fully kinetic semi-implicit approach. The simulation is initialized with an electron velocity distribution function modeled after observations of the Parker Solar Probe during its first perihelion at 0.166 au, consisting of a dense core and an antisunward strahl. This distribution function is initially stable with respect to kinetic instabilities. Expansion drive ... Micera, A.; Zhukov, A.~N.; opez, R.~A.; Boella, E.; Tenerani, A.; Velli, M.; Lapenta, G.; Innocenti, M.~E.; Published by: \apj      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac1067 The Evolution of Compressible Solar Wind Turbulence in the Inner Heliosphere: PSP, THEMIS, and MAVEN Observations The first computations of the compressible energy transfer rate from \raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde0.2 up to \raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde1.7 au is obtained using Parker Solar Probe (PSP), Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS), and Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) observations. Using a recently derived exact relation for isothermal magnetohydrodynamics turbulence, the compressible energy cascade rate, \ensuremath\varepsilon$_C$, is computed for hundred of events at differ ... es, Andr\; Sahraoui, F.; Hadid, L.~Z.; Huang, S.~Y.; Romanelli, N.; Galtier, S.; DiBraccio, G.; Halekas, J.; Published by: \apj      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0af5 Evolution of Large-amplitude Alfv\ en Waves and Generation of Switchbacks in the Expanding Solar Wind Motivated by recent Parker Solar Probe (PSP) observations of switchbacks (abrupt, large-amplitude reversals in the radial magnetic field, which exhibit Alfv\ enic correlations), we examine the dynamics of large-amplitude Alfv\ en waves in the expanding solar wind. We develop an analytic model that makes several predictions: switchbacks should preferentially occur in regions where the solar wind plasma has undergone a greater expansion, the switchback fraction at radii comparable to PSP should be an increasing function of ... Mallet, Alfred; Squire, Jonathan; Chandran, Benjamin; Bowen, Trevor; Bale, Stuart; Published by: \apj      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0c12 Solar wind rotation rate and shear at coronal hole boundaries. Possible consequences for magnetic field inversions Context. In situ measurements by several spacecraft have revealed that the solar wind is frequently perturbed by transient structures that have been interpreted as magnetic folds, jets, waves, and flux ropes that propagate rapidly away from the Sun over a large range of heliocentric distances. Parker Solar Probe (PSP), in particular, has detected very frequent rotations of the magnetic field vector at small heliocentric radial distances, accompanied by surprisingly large solar wind rotation rates. The physical origin of such ... Pinto, R.~F.; Poirier, N.; Rouillard, A.~P.; Kouloumvakos, A.; Griton, L.; Fargette, N.; Kieokaew, R.; Lavraud, B.; Brun, A.~S.; Published by: \aap      Published on: sep YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202040180 Dust Directionality and an Anomalous Interplanetary Dust Population Detected by the Parker Solar Probe Theory and previous space missions indicate there are several populations of zodiacal dust. The most prominent populations are grains on bound elliptic orbits (\ensuremath\alpha-meteoroids), and \ensuremath\beta-meteoroids on hyperbolic escape trajectories governed largely by their size and composition. Yet, there may be other populations not yet confirmed by observation. The Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft is able to observe in situ dust populations in the densest part of the zodiacal cloud. Over the first seven orbits, ... Pusack, A.; Malaspina, D.~M.; Szalay, J.~R.; Bale, S.~D.; Goetz, Keith; MacDowall, Robert; Pulupa, Marc; Published by: \psj      Published on: oct YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/PSJ/ac0bb9 Collisional Evolution of the Inner Zodiacal Cloud The zodiacal cloud is one of the largest structures in the solar system and strongly governed by meteoroid collisions near the Sun. Collisional erosion occurs throughout the zodiacal cloud, yet it is historically difficult to directly measure and has never been observed for discrete meteoroid streams. After six orbits with Parker Solar Probe (PSP), its dust impact rates are consistent with at least three distinct populations: bound zodiacal dust grains on elliptic orbits (\ensuremath\alpha-meteoroids), unbound \ensuremath\be ... Szalay, J.~R.; y, Pokorn\; Malaspina, D.~M.; Pusack, A.; Bale, S.~D.; Battams, K.; Gasque, L.~C.; Goetz, K.; Krüger, H.; McComas, D.~J.; Schwadron, N.~A.; Strub, P.; Published by: \psj      Published on: oct YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/PSJ/abf928 Characteristic Scales of Magnetic Switchback Patches Near the Sun and Their Possible Association With Solar Supergranulation and Granulation Parker Solar Probe (PSP) data recorded within a heliocentric radial distance of 0.3 au have revealed a magnetic field dominated by Alfv\ enic structures that undergo large local variations or even reversals of the radial magnetic field. They are called magnetic switchbacks, they are consistent with folds in magnetic field lines within a same magnetic sector and are associated with velocity spikes during an otherwise calmer background. They are thought to originate either in the low solar atmosphere through magnetic reconnect ... Fargette, Na; Lavraud, Benoit; Rouillard, Alexis; eville, Victor; de Wit, Thierry; Froment, Clara; Halekas, Jasper; Phan, Tai; Malaspina, David; Bale, Stuart; Kasper, Justin; Louarn, Philippe; Case, Anthony; Korreck, Kelly; Larson, Davin; Pulupa, Marc; Stevens, Michael; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Berthomier, Matthieu; Published by: \apj      Published on: oct YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac1112 Effect of Dust Rotational Disruption by Radiative Torques and Implications for the F-corona Decrease Revealed by the Parker Solar Probe The first-year results from the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) reveal a Hoang, Thiem; Lazarian, Alex; Lee, Hyeseung; Cho, Kyungsuk; Gu, Pin-Gao; Ng, Chi-Hang; Published by: \apj      Published on: oct YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac126e Parker Solar Probe FIELDS Instrument Charging in the Near Sun Environment: Part 1: Computational Model The Spacecraft Interaction Plasma Software package (SPIS), a three dimension particle in cell (PIC) code, was used to model the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft and FIELDS instrument and their interactions with the Solar wind. Our SPIS modeling relied on material properties of new spacecraft materials that we had obtained in previous work. The model was used to find the floating potentials of the spacecraft and FIELDS antennas at different distances from the Sun (from 1AU to 0.046AU). We find the following results: At gre ... Diaz-Aguado, M.~F.; Bonnell, J.~W.; Bale, S.~D.; Wang, J.; Gruntman, M.; Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: may YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1029/2020JA028688 Using a Heliospheric Upwinding eXtrapolation (HUX) Technique to Magnetically Connect Different Regions of the Heliosphere Understanding how coronal structure propagates and evolves from the Sun and into the heliosphere has been thoroughly explored using sophisticated MHD models. From these, we have a reasonably good working understanding of the dynamical processes that shape the formation and evolution of stream interaction regions and rarefactions, including their locations, orientations, and structure. However, given the technical expertise required to produce, maintain, and run global MHD models, their use has been relatively restricted. In ... Riley, Pete; Issan, Opal; Published by: Frontiers in Physics      Published on: may YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2021.679497 Exploiting white-light observations to improve estimates of magnetic connectivity The \emph\Solar Orbiter\ (\emph\SolO\) and \emph\Parker Solar Probe\ (\emph\PSP\) missions have opened up new challenges for the heliospheric scientific community. Their proximity to the Sun and their high quality measurements allow us to investigate, for the first time, potential sources for the solar wind plasma measured in situ. More accurate estimates of magnetic connectivities from spacecraft to the Sun are required to support science and operations for these missions. We present a methodology to systematically compare ... Poirier, Nicolas; Rouillard, Alexis; Kouloumvakos, Athanasios; Przybylak, Alexis; Fargette, Na; Pobeda, Rapha; eville, Victor; Pinto, Rui; Indurain, Mikel; Alexandre, Matthieu; Published by: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences      Published on: may YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2021.684734 Solar Origin of Compressive Alfv\ enic Spikes/Kinks as Observed by Parker Solar Probe The solar wind is found by the Parker Solar Probe to be abundant with Alfv\ enic velocity spikes and magnetic field kinks. Temperature enhancement is another remarkable feature associated with the Alfv\ enic spikes. How the prototype of these coincident phenomena is generated intermittently in the source region is an important and wide-ranging subject. Here we propose a new model introducing guide-field discontinuity into the interchange magnetic reconnection between open funnels and closed loops with different magnetic heli ... He, Jiansen; Zhu, Xingyu; Yang, Liping; Hou, Chuanpeng; Duan, Die; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Ying; Published by: \apjl      Published on: may YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/abf83d Evidence of Subproton Scale Magnetic Holes in the Venusian Magnetosheath Depressions in magnetic field strength, commonly referred to as magnetic holes, are observed ubiquitously in space plasmas. Subproton scale magnetic holes with spatial scales smaller than or on the order of a proton gyroradius, are likely supported by electron current vortices, rotating perpendicular to the ambient magnetic field. While there are numerous accounts of subproton scale magnetic holes within the Earth s magnetosphere, there are few, if any, reported observations in other space plasma environments. We present the ... Goodrich, Katherine; Bonnell, John; Curry, Shannon; Livi, Roberto; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Mozer, Forrest; Malaspina, David; Halekas, Jasper; McManus, Michael; Bale, Stuart; Bowen, Trevor; Case, Anthony; de Wit, Thierry; Goetz, Keith; Harvey, Peter; Kasper, Justin; Larson, Davin; MacDowall, Robert; Pulupa, Marc; Stevens, Michael; Published by: \grl      Published on: mar YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1029/2020GL090329 Parker Data Used A powerful machine learning technique to extract proton core, beam, and \ensuremath\alpha-particle parameters from velocity distribution functions in space plasmas Context. The analysis of the thermal part of velocity distribution functions (VDFs) is fundamentally important for understanding the kinetic physics that governs the evolution and dynamics of space plasmas. However, calculating the proton core, beam, and \ensuremath\alpha-particle parameters for large data sets of VDFs is a time-consuming and computationally demanding process that always requires supervision by a human expert. \ Aims: We developed a machine learning tool that can extract proton core, beam, and \ensuremath\al ... Vech, D.; Stevens, M.~L.; Paulson, K.~W.; Malaspina, D.~M.; Case, A.~W.; Klein, K.~G.; Kasper, J.~C.; Published by: \aap      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202141063 Measurement of the open magnetic flux in the inner heliosphere down to 0.13 AU Context. Robustly interpreting sets of in situ spacecraft data of the heliospheric magnetic field (HMF) for the purpose of probing the total unsigned magnetic flux in the heliosphere is critical for constraining global coronal models as well as understanding the large scale structure of the heliosphere itself. The heliospheric flux (\ensuremath\Phi$_H$) is expected to be a spatially conserved quantity with a possible secular dependence on the solar cycle and equal to the measured radial component of the HMF weighted by the s ... Badman, Samuel; Bale, Stuart; Rouillard, Alexis; Bowen, Trevor; Bonnell, John; Goetz, Keith; Harvey, Peter; MacDowall, Robert; Malaspina, David; Pulupa, Marc; Published by: \aap      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039407 The Electron Structure of the Solar Wind Time-series measurements of the number density ncore and temperature Tcore of the core-electron population of the solar wind are examined at 1 AU and at 0.13 AU using measurements from the WIND and Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, respectively. A statistical analysis of the ncore and Tcore measurements at 1 AU finds that the core-electron spatial structure of the solar wind is related to the magnetic-flux-tube structure of the solar wind; this electron structure is characterized by jumps in the values of ncore and Tcore when p ... Borovsky, Joseph; Halekas, Jasper; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Published by: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2021.690005 Small-scale Magnetic Flux Ropes with Field-aligned Flows via the PSP In Situ Observations Magnetic flux rope, formed by the helical magnetic field lines, can sometimes maintain its shape while carrying significant plasma flow that is aligned with the local magnetic field. We report the existence of such structures and static flux ropes by applying the Grad-Shafranov-based algorithm to the Parker Solar Probe in situ measurements in the first five encounters. These structures are detected at heliocentric distances, ranging from 0.13 to 0.66 au, in a 4-month time period. We find that flux ropes with field-aligned fl ... Chen, Yu; Hu, Qiang; Zhao, Lingling; Kasper, Justin; Huang, Jia; Published by: \apj      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/abfd30 Narrowband oblique whistler-mode waves: comparing properties observed by Parker Solar Probe at <0.3 AU and STEREO at 1 AU \ Aims: Large amplitude narrowband obliquely propagating whistler-mode waves at frequencies of \raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde0.2 f$_ce$ (electron cyclotron frequency) are commonly observed at 1 AU, and they are most consistent with the whistler heat flux fan instability. We want to determine whether similar whistler-mode waves occur inside 0.3 AU and how their properties compare to those at 1 AU. \ Methods: We utilized the waveform capture data from the Parker Solar Probe Fields instrument from Encounters 1 through 4 to deve ... Cattell, C.; Short, B.; Breneman, A.; Halekas, J.; Whittesley, P.; Larson, D.; Kasper, J.; Stevens, M.; Case, T.; , al; Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039550" Solar wind energy flux observations in the inner heliosphere: First results from Parker Solar Probe \ Aims: We investigate the solar wind energy flux in the inner heliosphere using 12-day observations around each perihelion of Encounter One (E01), Two (E02), Four (E04), and Five (E05) of Parker Solar Probe (PSP), respectively, with a minimum heliocentric distance of 27.8 solar radii (R$_\ensuremath\odot$). \ Methods: Energy flux was calculated based on electron parameters (density n$_e$, core electron temperature T$_c$, and suprathermal electron temperature T$_h$) obtained from the simplified analysis of the plasma quasi-t ... Liu, M.; Issautier, K.; Meyer-Vernet, N.; Moncuquet, M.; Maksimovic, M.; Halekas, J.; Huang, J.; Griton, L.; Bale, S.; Bonnell, J.; Case, A.; Goetz, K.; Harvey, P.; Kasper, J.; MacDowall, R.; Malaspina, D.; Pulupa, M.; Stevens, M.; Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039615" The near-Sun streamer belt solar wind: turbulence and solar wind acceleration The fourth orbit of Parker Solar Probe (PSP) reached heliocentric distances down to 27.9 R$_\ensuremath\odot$, allowing solar wind turbulence and acceleration mechanisms to be studied in situ closer to the Sun than previously possible. The turbulence properties were found to be significantly different in the inbound and outbound portions of PSP s fourth solar encounter, which was likely due to the proximity to the heliospheric current sheet (HCS) in the outbound period. Near the HCS, in the streamer belt wind, the turbulence ... Chen, C.; Chandran, B.; Woodham, L.; Jones, S.; Perez, J.; Bourouaine, S.; Bowen, T.; Klein, K.; Moncuquet, M.; Kasper, J.; Bale, S.; Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: jun YEAR: 2021     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039872" An Interplanetary Type IIIb Radio Burst Observed by Parker Solar Probe and Its Emission Mechanism Type IIIb radio bursts were identified as a chain of quasi-periodic striae in dynamic spectra, drifting from high to low frequencies in a manner similar to type III bursts, which fine structures may provide a clue to a better understanding of emission mechanisms. The approaching observation of the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft provides a new chance of probing type IIIb bursts in the vicinity of the Sun. In this Letter, combining the in situ measurement of PSP and the empirical model of solar atmospheres in open magneti ... Chen, Ling; Ma, Bing; Wu, Dejin; Zhao, Guoqing; Tang, Jianfei; Bale, Stuart; Published by: \apjl      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac0b43 Anisotropy of Solar Wind Turbulence in the Inner Heliosphere at Kinetic Scales: PSP Observations The anisotropy of solar wind turbulence is a critical issue in understanding the physics of energy transfer between scales and energy conversion between fields and particles in the heliosphere. Using the measurement of Parker Solar Probe (PSP), we present an observation of the anisotropy at kinetic scales in the slow, Alfv\ enic, solar wind in the inner heliosphere. The magnetic compressibility behaves as expected for kinetic Alfv\ enic turbulence below the ion scale. A steepened transition range is found between the inertia ... Duan, Die; He, Jiansen; Bowen, Trevor; Woodham, Lloyd; Wang, Tieyan; Chen, Christopher; Mallet, Alfred; Bale, Stuart; Published by: \apjl      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac07ac Switchback Boundary Dissipation and Relative Age We examine Parker Solar Probe (PSP) magnetic field and plasma observations during its first encounter with the Sun in early 2018 November. During this perihelion time, impulsive reversals in the magnetic field, called switchbacks, were found in the data set characterized by a quick rotation in B along with a simultaneous increase in solar wind flow. In this work, we examine the structure and morphology of 920 switchback boundaries as PSP enters and exits the structures, specifically looking for evidence of boundary degra ... Farrell, W.~M.; Rasca, A.~P.; MacDowall, R.~J.; Gruesbeck, J.~R.; Bale, S.~D.; Kasper, J.~C.; Published by: \apj      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac005b Energetic particle evolution during coronal mass ejection passage from 0.3 to 1 AU We provide analysis of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that passed over Parker Solar Probe (PSP) on January 20, 2020 when the spacecraft was at just 0.32 AU. The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun instrument suite measures energetic particle populations associated with the CME before, during, and after its passage over the spacecraft. We observe a complex evolution of energetic particles, including a brief \raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde2 h period where the energetic particle fluxes are enhanced and the nominal orienta ... Joyce, C.~J.; McComas, D.~J.; Schwadron, N.~A.; Vourlidas, A.; Christian, E.~R.; McNutt, R.~L.; Cohen, C.~M.~S.; Leske, R.~A.; Mewaldt, R.~A.; Stone, E.~C.; Mitchell, D.~G.; Hill, M.~E.; Roelof, E.~C.; Allen, R.~C.; Szalay, J.~R.; Rankin, J.~S.; Desai, M.~I.; Giacalone, J.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Niehof, J.~T.; de Wet, W.; Winslow, R.~M.; Bale, S.~D.; Kasper, J.~C.; Published by: \aap      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039933 Flux conservation, radial scalings, Mach numbers, and critical distances in the solar wind: magnetohydrodynamics and Ulysses observations One of the key challenges in solar and heliospheric physics is to understand the acceleration of the solar wind. As a super-sonic, super-Alfv\ enic plasma flow, the solar wind carries mass, momentum, energy, and angular momentum from the Sun into interplanetary space. We present a framework based on two-fluid magnetohydrodynamics to estimate the flux of these quantities based on spacecraft data independent of the heliocentric distance of the location of measurement. Applying this method to the Ulysses dataset allows us to st ... Verscharen, Daniel; Bale, Stuart; Velli, Marco; Published by: \mnras      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stab2051 The Sunward Electron Deficit: A Telltale Sign of the Sun s Electric Potential As the Parker Solar Probe explores new regions of the inner heliosphere, it travels ever deeper into the electric potential of the Sun. In the near-Sun environment, a new feature of the electron distribution emerges, in the form of a deficit in the sunward suprathermal population. The lower boundary of this deficit forms a cutoff in phase space, at an energy determined by the electric potential drop between the observation point and the outer heliosphere. We explore the characteristics of the sunward deficit and the associat ... Halekas, J.~S.; Ber\vci\vc, L.; Whittlesey, P.; Larson, D.~E.; Livi, R.; Berthomier, M.; Kasper, J.~C.; Case, A.~W.; Stevens, M.~L.; Bale, S.~D.; MacDowall, R.~J.; Pulupa, M.~P.; Published by: \apj      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac096e General Exact Law of Compressible Isentropic Magnetohydrodynamic Flows: Theory and Spacecraft Observations in the Solar Wind Various forms of exact laws governing magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence have been derived either in the incompressibility limit, or for isothermal compressible flows. Here we propose a more general method that allows us to obtain such laws for any turbulent isentropic flow (i.e., constant entropy). We demonstrate that the known MHD exact laws (incompressible and isothermal) and the new (polytropic) one can be obtained as specific cases of the general law when the corresponding closure equation is stated. We also recover a ... Simon, P.; Sahraoui, F.; Published by: \apj      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0337 Turbulent Generation of Magnetic Switchbacks in the Alfv\ enic Solar Wind One of the most important early results from the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) is the ubiquitous presence of magnetic switchbacks, whose origin is under debate. Using a three-dimensional direct numerical simulation of the equations of compressible magnetohydrodynamics from the corona to 40 solar radii, we investigate whether magnetic switchbacks emerge from granulation-driven Alfv\ en waves and turbulence in the solar wind. The simulated solar wind is an Alfv\ enic slow-solar- wind stream with a radial profile consistent with var ... Shoda, Munehito; Chandran, Benjamin; Cranmer, Steven; Published by: \apj      Published on: jul YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/abfdbc Turbulence transport in the solar corona: Theory, modeling, and Parker Solar Probe A primary goal of the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) Mission is to answer the outstanding question of how the solar corona plasma is heated to the high temperatures needed for the acceleration of the solar wind. Various heating mechanisms have been suggested, but one that is gaining increasing credence is associated with the dissipation of low frequency magnetohyrodynamic (MHD) turbulence. However, the MHD turbulence models come in several flavors: one in which outwardly propagating Alfv\ en waves experience reflection from the la ... Zank, G.~P.; Zhao, L.; Adhikari, L.; Telloni, D.; Kasper, J.~C.; Bale, S.~D.; Published by: Physics of Plasmas      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1063/5.0055692 Parker Data Used The Formation and Lifetime of Outflows in a Solar Active Region Active regions are thought to be one contributor to the slow solar wind. Upflows in EUV coronal spectral lines are routinely observed at their boundaries, and provide the most direct way for upflowing material to escape into the heliosphere. The mechanisms that form and drive these upflows, however, remain to be fully characterized. It is unclear how quickly they form, or how long they exist during their lifetimes. They could be initiated low in the atmosphere during magnetic flux emergence, or as a response to processes occ ... Brooks, David; Harra, Louise; Bale, Stuart; Barczynski, Krzysztof; Mandrini, Cristina; Polito, Vanessa; Warren, Harry; Published by: \apj      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0917 First Simultaneous In Situ Measurements of a Coronal Mass Ejection by Parker Solar Probe and STEREO-A We present the first Parker Solar Probe mission (PSP)-observed coronal mass ejection (CME) that hits a second spacecraft before the end of the PSP encounter, providing an excellent opportunity to study short-term CME evolution. The CME was launched from the Sun on 2019 October 10 and was measured in situ at PSP on 2019 October 13 and at STEREO-A on 2019 October 14. The small, but not insignificant, radial (\raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde0.15 au) and longitudinal (\raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde8\textdegree) separation between ... Winslow, Reka; Lugaz, No\; Scolini, Camilla; Galvin, Antoinette; Published by: \apj      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0821 Near-Sun Switchback Boundaries: Dissipation with Solar Distance The most surprising result from the first solar encounters by the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) is the large amount of brief magnetic field reversals often referred to as switchbacks. Switchbacks have previously been observed further downstream in the solar wind by spacecraft such as Helios 2 at 62 R$_s$ from the Sun. However, these observations lack a distinct proton temperature increase detected inside switchbacks by PSP, implying that they are evolving over time to eventually reach a pressure balance at the switchback boundari ... Rasca, Anthony; Farrell, William; MacDowall, Robert; Bale, Stuart; Kasper, Justin; Published by: \apj      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac079f Characteristics of Interplanetary Discontinuities in the Inner Heliosphere Revealed by Parker Solar Probe We present a statistical analysis for the characteristics and spatial evolution of the interplanetary discontinuities (IDs) in the solar wind, from 0.13-0.9 au, by using the Parker Solar Probe measurements on Orbits 4 and 5. We collected 3948 IDs, including 2511 rotational discontinuities (RDs) and 557 tangential discontinuities (TDs), with the remnant unidentified. The statistical results show that (1) the ID occurrence rate decreases from 200 events per day at 0.13 au to 1 event per day at 0.9 au, following a spatial scali ... Liu, Y.~Y.; Fu, H.~S.; Cao, J.~B.; Liu, C.~M.; Wang, Z.; Guo, Z.~Z.; Xu, Y.; Bale, S.~D.; Kasper, J.~C.; Published by: \apj      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac06a1 Multi-spacecraft study of the solar wind at solar minimum: Dependence on latitude and transient outflows Context. The recent launches of Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter (SO), and BepiColombo, along with several older spacecraft, have provided the opportunity to study the solar wind at multiple latitudes and distances from the Sun simultaneously. \ Aims: We take advantage of this unique spacecraft constellation, along with low solar activity across two solar rotations between May and July 2020, to investigate how the solar wind structure, including the heliospheric current sheet (HCS), varies with latitude. \ Methods: We visua ... Laker, R.; Horbury, T.~S.; Bale, S.~D.; Matteini, L.; Woolley, T.; Woodham, L.~D.; Stawarz, J.~E.; Davies, E.~E.; Eastwood, J.~P.; Owens, M.~J.; Brien, H.; Evans, V.; Angelini, V.; Richter, I.; Heyner, D.; Owen, C.~J.; Louarn, P.; Fedorov, A.; Published by: \aap      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202140679 Plasma Properties, Switchback Patches and Low \ensuremath\alpha-Particle Abundance in Slow Alfv\ enic Coronal Hole Wind at 0.13 au The Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission presents a unique opportunity to study the near-Sun solar wind closer than any previous spacecraft. During its fourth and fifth solar encounters, PSP had the same orbital trajectory, meaning that solar wind was measured at the same latitudes and radial distances. We identify two streams measured at the same heliocentric distance (\raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde0.13au) and latitude (\raisebox-0.5ex\textasciitilde-3.5$^○$) across these encounters to reduce spatial evolution effects. By com ... Woolley, Thomas; Matteini, Lorenzo; McManus, Michael; Ber\vci\vc, Laura; Badman, Samuel; Woodham, Lloyd; Horbury, Timothy; Bale, Stuart; Laker, Ronan; Stawarz, Julia; Larson, Davin; Published by: \mnras      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stab2281 Assessing the Role of Interchange Reconnection in Forming Switchbacks Abrupt deflections of the magnetic field in the solar wind, so called switchbacks, are frequently observed by the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) during its first two orbits and are believed to play an important role in unveiling the nature of solar corona heating and solar wind acceleration in the inner heliosphere. Many attempts were made recently to understand the nature of switchbacks. However, the origin, propagation, and evolution of switchbacks are still under debate. In this study, we attempt to use the linear theory of ... Liang, H.; Zank, G.~P.; Nakanotani, M.; Zhao, L.; Published by: \apj      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac0a73 Evolution of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection Complexity: A Numerical Study through a Swarm of Simulated Spacecraft In-situ measurements carried out by spacecraft in radial alignment are critical to advance our knowledge on the evolutionary behavior of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and their magnetic structures during propagation through interplanetary space. Yet, the scarcity of radially aligned CME crossings restricts investigations on the evolution of CME magnetic structures to a few case studies, preventing a comprehensive understanding of CME complexity changes during propagation. In this Letter, we perform numerical simulations of C ... Scolini, Camilla; Winslow, Reka; Lugaz, No\; Poedts, Stefaan; Published by: \apjl      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac0d58 Dynamics of nanodust in the vicinity of a stellar corona: Effect of plasma corotation Context. In the vicinity of the Sun or other stars, the motion of the coronal and stellar wind plasma must include some amount of corotation, which could affect the dynamics of charged dust particles. In the case of the Sun, this region is now investigated in situ by the Parker Solar Probe. Charged dust particles coming from the vicinity of the Sun can also reach, and possibly be detected by, the Solar Orbiter. \ Aims: We use numerical simulations and theoretical models to study the effect of plasma corotation on the motion ... Czechowski, A.; Mann, I.; Published by: \aap      Published on: aug YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202141048 Large Amplitude Switchback Turbulence: Possible Magnetic Velocity Alignment Structures Switchbacks are widely acknowledged phenomena observed by the Parker Solar Probe and appear to occur in patches. Previous studies focused on the fluctuations at the magnetic reversals. However, the nature of the fluctuations inside the switchbacks remains unknown. Here we utilize the magnetic field data and plasma data measured by the Parker Solar Probe in the first four encounters. We investigate the fluctuations in the switchback intervals of 100 s with $B_R 0$ at every instant and compare them to the fluctuations in the n ... Wu, Honghong; Tu, Chuanyi; Wang, Xin; Yang, Liping; Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 06/2021 YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/abec6c Flux Ropes, Turbulence, and Collisionless Perpendicular Shock Waves: High Plasma Beta Case With the onset of solar maximum and the expected increased prevalence of interplanetary shock waves, Parker Solar Probe is likely to observe numerous shocks in the next few years. An outstanding question that has received surprisingly little attention has been how turbulence interacts with collisionless shock waves. Turbulence in the supersonic solar wind is described frequently as a superposition of a majority 2D and a minority slab component. We formulate a collisional perpendicular shock-turbulence transmission problem in ... Zank, G.; Nakanotani, M.; Zhao, L.; Du, S.; Adhikari, L.; Che, H.; le Roux, J.; Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 06/2021 YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/abf7c8 A Focused Transport-based Kinetic Fractional Diffusion-advection Equation for Energetic Particle Trapping and Reconnection-related Acceleration by Small-scale Magnetic Flux Ropes in the Solar Wind Analysis of energetic particle inner heliospheric spacecraft data increasingly suggests the existence of anomalous diffusion phenomena that should be addressed to achieve a better understanding of energetic particle transport and acceleration in the expanding solar wind medium. Related to this is fast-growing observational evidence supporting the long-standing prediction from magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theory and simulations of the presence of an inner heliospheric, dominant quasi-two-dimensional MHD turbulence component that ... le Roux, J.; Zank, G.; Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 06/2021 YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/abf3c6 Time evolution of stream interaction region energetic particle spectra in the inner heliosphere We analyze an energetic proton event associated with a stream interaction region (SIR) that was observed at Parker Solar Probe on day 320 of 2018 when the spacecraft was just 0.34 AU from the Sun. Using the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun instrument suite, we perform a spectral analysis of the event and show how the observed spectra evolve over the course of the event. We find that the spectra from the first day of the event are much more consistent with local acceleration at a weak compression, while spectra fro ... Joyce, C.; McComas, D.; Schwadron, N.; Christian, E.; Wiedenbeck, M.; McNutt, R.; Cohen, C.; Leske, R.; Mewaldt, R.; Stone, E.; Labrador, A.; Davis, A.; Cummings, A.; Mitchell, D.; Hill, M.; Roelof, E.; Allen, R.; Szalay, J.; Rankin, J.; Desai, M.; Giacalone, J.; Matthaeus, W.; Bale, S.; Kasper, J.; Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: 06/2021 YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039330 Energetic particle behavior in near-Sun magnetic field switchbacks from PSP Context. The observation of numerous magnetic switchbacks and associated plasma jets in Parker Solar Probe (PSP) during its first five orbits, particularly near the Sun, has attracted considerable attention. Switchbacks have been found to be systematically associated with correlated reversals in the direction of the propagation of Alfvénic fluctuations, as well as similar reversals of the electron strahl. Aims: Here we aim to see whether the energetic particles change direction at the magnetic field switchbacks. Bandyopadhyay, R.; Matthaeus, W.; McComas, D.; Joyce, C.; Szalay, J.; Christian, E.; Giacalone, J.; Schwadron, N.; Mitchell, D.; Hill, M.; McNutt, R.; Desai, M.; Bale, S.; Bonnell, J.; de Wit, Dudok; Goetz, K.; Harvey, P.; MacDowall, R.; Malaspina, D.; Pulupa, M.; Kasper, J.; Stevens, M.; Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: 06/2021 YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039800