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2021

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

Parker Data Used; turbulence; plasmas; waves; methods: statistical; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics

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

Solar wind; magnetic fields; plasmas; turbulence; instabilities; waves; Parker Data Used

Applicability of Taylor s hypothesis during Parker Solar Probe perihelia

We investigate the validity of Taylor s hypothesis (TH) in the analysis of velocity and magnetic field fluctuations in Alfvénic solar wind streams measured by Parker Solar Probe (PSP) during the first four encounters. The analysis is based on a recent model of the spacetime correlation of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence, which has been validated in high-resolution numerical simulations of strong reduced MHD turbulence. We use PSP velocity and magnetic field measurements from 24 h intervals selected from each of the fir ...

Perez, Jean; Bourouaine, Sofiane; Chen, Christopher; Raouafi, Nour;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: 06/2021

YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039879

Solar wind; Sun: heliosphere; turbulence; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); plasmas; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; Parker Data Used

Detection of small magnetic flux ropes from the third and fourth Parker Solar Probe encounters

Context.
Aims: We systematically search for magnetic flux rope structures in the solar wind to within the closest distance to the Sun of ~0.13 AU, using data from the third and fourth orbits of the Parker Solar Probe.
Methods: We extended our previous magnetic helicity-based technique of identifying magnetic flux rope structures. The method was improved upon to incorporate the azimuthal flow, which becomes larger as the spacecraft approaches the Sun.
Results: A total of 21 and 34 magnetic flux ropes are ...

Zhao, L.; Zank, G.; Hu, Q.; Telloni, D.; Chen, Y.; Adhikari, L.; Nakanotani, M.; Kasper, J.; Huang, J.; Bale, S.; Korreck, K.; Case, A.; Stevens, M.; Bonnell, J.; de Wit, Dudok; Goetz, K.; Harvey, P.; MacDowall, R.; Malaspina, D.; Pulupa, M.; Larson, D.; Livi, R.; Whittlesey, P.; Klein, K.; Raouafi, N.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: 06/2021

YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039298

Solar wind; Sun: magnetic fields; turbulence; methods: observational; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics; Parker Data Used

Wave-particle energy transfer directly observed in an ion cyclotron wave

Context. The first studies with Parker Solar Probe (PSP) data have made significant progress toward understanding of the fundamental properties of ion cyclotron waves in the inner heliosphere. The survey mode particle measurements of PSP, however, did not make it possible to measure the coupling between electromagnetic fields and particles on the time scale of the wave periods.
Aims: We present a novel approach to study wave-particle energy exchange with PSP.
Methods: We used the Flux Angle operation mode of th ...

Vech, D.; Martinovic, M.; Klein, K.; Malaspina, D.; Bowen, T.; Verniero, J.; Paulson, K.; de Wit, Dudok; Kasper, J.; Huang, J.; Stevens, M.; Case, A.; Korreck, K.; Mozer, F.; Goodrich, K.; Bale, S.; Whittlesey, P.; Livi, R.; Larson, D.; Pulupa, M.; Bonnell, J.; Harvey, P.; Goetz, K.; MacDowall, R.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on: 06/2021

YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039296

Solar wind; waves; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Parker Data Used

Determining Threshold Instrumental Resolutions for Resolving the Velocity Space Signature of Ion Landau Damping

Unraveling the physics of the entire turbulent cascade of energy in space and astrophysical plasmas from the injection of energy at large scales to the dissipation of that energy into plasma heat at small scales, represents an overarching, open question in heliophysics and astrophysics. The fast cadence and high phase space resolution of particle velocity distribution measurements on modern spacecraft missions, such as the recently launched Parker Solar Probe, presents exciting new opportunities for identifying turbulent dis ...

Verniero, J.; Howes, G.; Stewart, D.; Klein, K.;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: 05/2021

YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1029/2020JA028361

Solar wind; space plasma; turbulence; wave particle interaction; Parker Data Used

On Alfvénic Slow Wind: A Journey From the Earth Back to the Sun

Comparative studies of fast and slow solar wind streams performed over the past decades have illustrated several differences between the plasma regimes for these different flows, examples including features such as temperatures, particle distribution function anisotropies, and the nature of the embedded turbulence, specifically the Alfvénicity of the fluctuations. Though this two state classification of the solar wind primarily based on flow speed has been widely adopted, more in depth studies have found that slow solar win ...

Amicis, R.; Perrone, D.; Bruno, R.; Velli, M.;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: 04/2021

YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1029/2020JA028996

Parker Data Used; Coronal holes; interplanetary magnetic field; MHD waves and turbulence; Solar wind plasma; solar wind sources; turbulence

Kinetic-Scale Turbulence in the Venusian Magnetosheath

Bowen, T.~A.; Bale, S.~D.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Bonnell, J.~W.; Case, A.; Chasapis, A.; Chen, C.~H.~K.; Curry, S.; de Wit, Dudok; Goetz, K.; Goodrich, K.; Gruesbeck, J.; Halekas, J.; Harvey, P.~R.; Howes, G.~G.; Kasper, J.~C.; Korreck, K.; Larson, D.; Livi, R.; MacDowall, R.~J.; Malaspina, D.~M.; Mallet, A.; McManus, M.~D.; Page, B.; Pulupa, M.; Raouafi, N.; Stevens, M.~L.; Whittlesey, P.;

Published by: \grl      Published on: 01/2021

YEAR: 2021     DOI: 10.1029/2020GL090783

Instability; kinetic; plasma; PSP; turbulence; Venus

2020

Bi-directional streaming of particles accelerated at the STEREO-A shock on 2008 March 9

Fraschetti, F.; Giacalone, J.;

Published by: \mnras      Published on: 12/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa3021

Parker Data Used; acceleration of particles; shock waves; turbulence; Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics

Highly Alfv\ enic slow solar wind at 0.3 au during a solar minimum: Helios insights for Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter

Alfv\ enic fluctuations in solar wind are an intrinsic property of fast streams, while slow intervals typically have a very low degree of Alfv\ enicity, with much more variable parameters. However, sometimes a slow wind can be highly Alfv\ enic. Here we compare three different regimes of solar wind, in terms of Alfv\ enic content and spectral properties, during a minimum phase of the solar activity and at 0.3 au. We show that fast and Alfv\ enic slow intervals share some common characteristics. This would suggest a simila ...

Perrone, D.; D\textquoterightAmicis, R.; De Marco, R.; Matteini, L.; Stansby, D.; Bruno, R.; Horbury, T.;

Published by: Astronomy \& Astrophysics      Published on: 01/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201937064

parker solar probe; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: heliosphere; turbulence

Spectral signatures of recursive magnetic field reconnection

Tenerani, A.; Velli, M.;

Published by: \mnras      Published on: 01/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz3310

Parker Data Used; magnetic reconnection; MHD; plasmas; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

2019

Self-induced Scattering of Strahl Electrons in the Solar Wind

We investigate the scattering of strahl electrons by microinstabilities as a mechanism for creating the electron halo in the solar wind. We develop a mathematical framework for the description of electron-driven microinstabilities and discuss the associated physical mechanisms. We find that an instability of the oblique fast-magnetosonic/whistler (FM/W) mode is the best candidate for a microinstability that scatters strahl electrons into the halo. We derive approximate analytic expressions for the FM/W instability thresho ...

Verscharen, Daniel; Chandran, Benjamin; Jeong, Seong-Yeop; Salem, Chadi; Pulupa, Marc; Bale, Stuart;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab4c30

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; instabilities; parker solar probe; Physics - Geophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; turbulence; waves

Contextual Predictions for the Parker Solar Probe . I. Critical Surfaces and Regions

The solar corona and young solar wind may be characterized by critical surfaces\textemdashthe sonic, Alfv\ en, and first plasma-β unity surfaces\textemdashthat demarcate regions where the solar wind flow undergoes certain crucial transformations. Global numerical simulations and remote sensing observations offer a natural mode for the study of these surfaces at large scales, thus providing valuable context for the high-resolution in situ measurements expected from the recently launched Parker Solar Probe (PSP). The prese ...

Chhiber, Rohit; Usmanov, Arcadi; Matthaeus, William; Goldstein, Melvyn;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 03/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab0652

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; turbulence

Dissipation Scale Lengths of Solar Wind Turbulence

Raja, Sasikumar; Subramanian, Prasad; Ingale, Madhusudan; Ramesh, R.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 02/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aafd33

occultations; scattering; Solar wind; Sun: corona; turbulence; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics

Inherentness of Non-stationarity in Solar Wind

Jagarlamudi, Vamsee; de Wit, Thierry; Krasnoselskikh, Vladimir; Maksimovic, Milan;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 01/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaef2e

Parker Data Used; magnetic fields; Solar wind; turbulence

Does Turbulence Turn off at the Alfv\ en Critical Surface?

The\ Parker Solar Probe\ (PSP) will eventually reach and cross the Alfv\ en point or surface as it provides us with direct in situ measurements of the solar atmosphere. The Alfv\ en surface is the location at which the large-scale bulk solar wind speed\ $\boldsymbolU$\ and the Alfv\ en speed\ $\boldsymbolV$Adhikari, L.; Zank, G.; Zhao, L.-L.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 01/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab141c

magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); parker solar probe; turbulence

The Fluid-like and Kinetic Behavior of Kinetic Alfv\ en Turbulence in Space Plasma

Kinetic Alfv\ en waves (KAWs) are the short-wavelength extension of the magnetohydrodynamics Alfv\ en-wave branch in the case of highly oblique propagation with respect to the background magnetic field. Observations of space plasma show that small-scale turbulence is mainly KAW-like. We apply two theoretical approaches, a collisional two-fluid theory and a collisionless linear kinetic theory, to obtain predictions for the KAW polarizations depending on\ βp\ (the ratio of the proton th ...

Wu, Honghong; Verscharen, Daniel; Wicks, Robert; Chen, Christopher; He, Jiansen; Nicolaou, Georgios;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 01/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaef77

magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; plasmas; solar-terrestrial relations; turbulence; waves; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics

2018

On slow solar wind with high Alfv\ enicity: from composition and microphysics to spectral properties

Alfv\ enic fluctuations are very common features in the solar wind and are found especially within the main portion of fast-wind streams while the slow wind usually is less Alfv\ enic and more variable. In general, the fast and slow winds show many differences, which span from the large-scale structure to small-scale phenomena, including also a different turbulent behaviour. Recent studies, however, have shown that even the slow wind can sometimes be highly Alfv\ enic, with fluctuations as large as those of the fast wind. ...

D’Amicis, Raffaella; Matteini, Lorenzo; Bruno, Roberto;

Published by: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society      Published on: 3/2019

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3329

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; methods: data analysis; parker solar probe; Physics - Data Analysis; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Statistics and Probability; turbulence

Dependence of Coronal Loop Temperature on Loop Length and Magnetic Field Strength

Dahlburg, R.~B.; Einaudi, G.; Ugarte-Urra, I.; Rappazzo, A.~F.; Velli, M.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 12/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae535

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Sun: activity; Sun: corona; turbulence

Higher-Order Turbulence Statistics in the Earth s Magnetosheath and the Solar Wind Using Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations

Chhiber, R.; Chasapis, A.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Parashar, T.~N.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Maruca, B.~A.; Moore, T.~E.; Burch, J.~L.; Torbert, R.~B.; Russell, C.~T.; Le Contel, O.; Argall, M.~R.; Fischer, D.; Mirioni, L.; Strangeway, R.~J.; Pollock, C.~J.; Giles, B.~L.; Gershman, D.~J.;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: 12/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1029/2018JA025768

Parker Data Used; Solar wind; magnetosheath; turbulence; plasma turbulence; intermittency; multispacecraft technique

Incompressive Energy Transfer in the Earth\textquoterights Magnetosheath: Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations

Bandyopadhyay, Riddhi; Chasapis, A.; Chhiber, R.; Parashar, T.~N.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Shay, M.~A.; Maruca, B.~A.; Burch, J.~L.; Moore, T.~E.; Pollock, C.~J.; Giles, B.~L.; Paterson, W.~R.; Dorelli, J.; Gershman, D.~J.; Torbert, R.~B.; Russell, C.~T.; Strangeway, R.~J.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 10/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aade04

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; planets and satellites: magnetic fields; plasmas; Solar wind; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics

Solar Wind Turbulence Studies Using MMS Fast Plasma Investigation Data

Bandyopadhyay, Riddhi; Chasapis, A.; Chhiber, R.; Parashar, T.~N.; Maruca, B.~A.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Schwartz, S.~J.; Eriksson, S.; Le Contel, O.; Breuillard, H.; Burch, J.~L.; Moore, T.~E.; Pollock, C.~J.; Giles, B.~L.; Paterson, W.~R.; Dorelli, J.; Gershman, D.~J.; Torbert, R.~B.; Russell, C.~T.; Strangeway, R.~J.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 10/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aade93

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; methods: data analysis; methods: statistical; plasmas; Solar wind; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics

The Steady Global Corona and Solar Wind: A Three-dimensional MHD Simulation with Turbulence Transport and Heating

Usmanov, Arcadi; Matthaeus, William; Goldstein, Melvyn; Chhiber, Rohit;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 09/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aad687

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; methods: numerical; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: rotation; turbulence

Dependence of Kinetic Plasma Turbulence on Plasma \ensuremath\beta

Parashar, Tulasi; Matthaeus, William; Shay, Michael;

Published by: \apjl      Published on: 09/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aadb8b

Parker Data Used; plasmas; Solar wind; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies; Physics - Plasma Physics

Subresolution activity in solar and stellar coronae from magnetic field line tangling

Rappazzo, A.~F.; Dahlburg, R.~B.; Einaudi, G.; Velli, M.;

Published by: \mnras      Published on: 08/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1132

Parker Data Used; MHD; turbulence; stars: activity; stars: coronae; stars: magnetic field; stars: solar-type; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Weakened Magnetization and Onset of Large-scale Turbulence in the Young Solar Wind\textemdashComparisons of Remote Sensing Observations with Simulation

Chhiber, Rohit; Usmanov, Arcadi; DeForest, Craig; Matthaeus, William; Parashar, Tulasi; Goldstein, Melvyn;

Published by: \apjl      Published on: 04/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aab843

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Solar wind; Sun: corona; turbulence

2017

Test Particle Energization and the Anisotropic Effects of Dynamical MHD Turbulence

alez, C.~A.; Dmitruk, P.; Mininni, P.~D.; Matthaeus, W.~H.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 11/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa8c02

Parker Data Used; acceleration of particles; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; turbulence; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics

A Zone of Preferential Ion Heating Extends Tens of Solar Radii from the Sun

The extreme temperatures and nonthermal nature of the solar corona and solar wind arise from an unidentified physical mechanism that preferentially heats certain ion species relative to others. Spectroscopic indicators of unequal temperatures commence within a fraction of a solar radius above the surface of the Sun, but the outer reach of this mechanism has yet to be determined. Here we present an empirical procedure for combining interplanetary solar wind measurements and a modeled energy equation including Coulomb relax ...

Kasper, J.; Klein, K.; Weber, T.; Maksimovic, M.; Zaslavsky, A.; Bale, S.; Maruca, B.; Stevens, M.; Case, A.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 11/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa84b1

acceleration of particles; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; magnetic fields; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; turbulence

Coronal Heating Topology: The Interplay of Current Sheets and Magnetic Field Lines

Rappazzo, A.~F.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Ruffolo, D.; Velli, M.; Servidio, S.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 07/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa79f2

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Solar wind; Sun: activity; Sun: corona; Sun: magnetic fields; turbulence; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics

Evolving Waves and Turbulence in the Outer Corona and Inner Heliosphere: The Accelerating Expanding Box

Tenerani, Anna; Velli, Marco;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 07/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa71b9

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; methods: numerical; Solar wind; Sun: heliosphere; turbulence; waves; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics

Cosmic-Ray Diffusion Coefficients throughout the Inner Heliosphere from a Global Solar Wind Simulation

Chhiber, R.; Subedi, P.; Usmanov, A.~V.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Ruffolo, D.; Goldstein, M.~L.; Parashar, T.~N.;

Published by: \apjs      Published on: 06/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aa74d2

Parker Data Used; cosmic rays; diffusion; methods: numerical; Solar wind; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics

Turbulent Transport in a Three-dimensional Solar Wind

Shiota, D.; Zank, G.~P.; Adhikari, L.; Hunana, P.; Telloni, D.; Bruno, R.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 03/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa60bc

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Solar wind; turbulence

Charged Particle Diffusion in Isotropic Random Magnetic Fields

Subedi, P.; Sonsrettee, W.; Blasi, P.; Ruffolo, D.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Montgomery, D.; Chuychai, P.; Dmitruk, P.; Wan, M.; Parashar, T.~N.; Chhiber, R.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 03/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa603a

Parker Data Used; astroparticle physics; cosmic rays; diffusion; magnetic fields; scattering; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

2016

Closed-field Coronal Heating Driven by Wave Turbulence

Downs, Cooper; Lionello, Roberto; c, Zoran; Linker, Jon; Velli, Marco;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 12/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/832/2/180

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Sun: corona; Sun: magnetic fields; turbulence; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Simulations of Lateral Transport and Dropout Structure of Energetic Particles from Impulsive Solar Flares

Tooprakai, P.; Seripienlert, A.; Ruffolo, D.; Chuychai, P.; Matthaeus, W.~H.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 11/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/831/2/195

Parker Data Used; magnetic fields; Solar wind; Sun: particle emission; turbulence

Propinquity of Current and Vortex Structures: Effects on Collisionless Plasma Heating

Parashar, Tulasi; Matthaeus, William;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 11/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/832/1/57

Parker Data Used; plasmas; Solar wind; Sun: heliosphere; turbulence; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics

Turbulence and Proton-Electron Heating in Kinetic Plasma

Matthaeus, William; Parashar, Tulasi; Wan, Minping; Wu, P.;

Published by: \apjl      Published on: 08/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/827/1/L7

Parker Data Used; galaxies: ISM; ISM: kinematics and dynamics; plasmas; solar─terrestrial relations; Solar wind; turbulence

Magnetic Field Line Random Walk in Isotropic Turbulence with Varying Mean Field

Sonsrettee, W.; Subedi, P.; Ruffolo, D.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Snodin, A.~P.; Wongpan, P.; Chuychai, P.; Rowlands, G.; Vyas, S.;

Published by: \apjs      Published on: 08/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0067-0049/225/2/20

Parker Data Used; diffusion; magnetic fields; turbulence

MEASURING COLLISIONLESS DAMPING IN HELIOSPHERIC PLASMAS USING FIELD\textendashPARTICLE CORRELATIONS

An innovative field-particle correlation technique is proposed that uses single-point measurements of the electromagnetic fields and particle velocity distribution functions to investigate the net transfer of energy from fields to particles associated with the collisionless damping of turbulent fluctuations in weakly collisional plasmas, such as the solar wind. In addition to providing a direct estimate of the local rate of energy transfer between fields and particles, it provides vital new information about the distribut ...

Klein, K.; Howes, G.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 08/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/826/2/L30

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; turbulence; waves

Variance anisotropy in compressible 3-D MHD

Oughton, S.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Wan, Minping; Parashar, Tulasi;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: 06/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.1002/2016JA022496

Parker Data Used; Solar wind; turbulence

Variance Anisotropy in Kinetic Plasmas

Parashar, Tulasi; Oughton, Sean; Matthaeus, William; Wan, Minping;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 06/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/824/1/44

Parker Data Used; plasmas; Solar wind; turbulence; waves

Local modulation and trapping of energetic particles by coherent magnetic structures

Tessein, Jeffrey; Ruffolo, David; Matthaeus, William; Wan, Minping;

Published by: \grl      Published on: 04/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.1002/2016GL068045

Parker Data Used; Solar wind; turbulence; Energetic particles; intermittency; magnetic fields

SOLAR WIND COLLISIONAL AGE FROM A GLOBAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS SIMULATION

Simple estimates of the number of Coulomb collisions experienced by the interplanetary plasma to the point of observation, I.e., the \textquotedblleftcollisional age\textquotedblright, can be usefully employed in the study of non-thermal features of the solar wind. Usually these estimates are based on local plasma properties at the point of observation. Here we improve the method of estimation of the collisional age by employing solutions obtained from global three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics simulations. This enable ...

Chhiber, R; Usmanov, AV; Matthaeus, WH; Goldstein, ML;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 04/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/821/1/34

magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; methods: numerical; parker solar probe; plasmas; scattering; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; turbulence

A Four-fluid MHD Model of the Solar Wind/Interstellar Medium Interaction with Turbulence Transport and Pickup Protons as Separate Fluid

Usmanov, Arcadi; Goldstein, Melvyn; Matthaeus, William;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 03/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/820/1/17

Parker Data Used; ISM: magnetic fields; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; methods: numerical; Solar wind; Sun: heliosphere; turbulence

EVOLUTION OF THE PROTON VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION DUE TO STOCHASTIC HEATING IN THE NEAR-SUN SOLAR WIND

We investigate how the proton distribution function evolves when the protons undergo stochastic heating by strong, low-frequency, Alfv\ en-wave turbulence under the assumption that β is small. We apply our analysis to protons undergoing stochastic heating in the supersonic fast solar wind and obtain proton distributions at heliocentric distances ranging from 4 to 30 solar radii. We find that the proton distribution develops non-Gaussian structure with a flat core and steep tail. For r\gt 5 RS, the proton distr ...

Klein, Kristopher; Chandran, Benjamin;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 03/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/820/1/47

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; turbulence; waves

2015

Transition from Kinetic to MHD Behavior in a Collisionless Plasma

Parashar, Tulasi; Matthaeus, William; Shay, Michael; Wan, Minping;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 10/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/811/2/112

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; plasmas; Solar wind; turbulence

ION-SCALE TURBULENCE IN THE INNER HELIOSPHERE: RADIAL DEPENDENCE

The evolution of the ion-scale plasma turbulence in the inner heliosphere is studied by associating the plasma parameters for hybrid-code turbulence simulations to the radial distance from the Sun via a Solar wind model based mapping procedure. Using a mapping based on a one-dimensional solar wind expansion model, the resulting ion-kinetic scale turbulence is related to the solar wind distance from the Sun. For this purpose the mapping is carried out for various values of ion beta that correspond to the heliocentric dista ...

Comişel, H.; Motschmann, U.; üchner, J.; Narita, Y.; Nariyuki, Y.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 10/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/812/2/175

parker solar probe; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; turbulence; waves

KINETIC EVOLUTION OF CORONAL HOLE PROTONS BY IMBALANCED ION-CYCLOTRON WAVES: IMPLICATIONS FOR MEASUREMENTS BY SOLAR PROBE PLUS

We extend the kinetic guiding-center model of collisionless coronal hole protons presented in Isenberg \& Vasquez to consider driving by imbalanced spectra of obliquely propagating ion-cyclotron waves. These waves are assumed to be a small by-product of the imbalanced turbulent cascade to high perpendicular wavenumber, and their total intensity is taken to be 1\% of the total fluctuation energy. We also extend the kinetic solutions for the proton distribution function in the resulting fast solar wind to heliocentric d ...

Isenberg, Philip; Vasquez, Bernard;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 08/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/808/2/119

parker solar probe; plasmas; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; turbulence; waves

Intermittency and Alignment in Strong RMHD Turbulence

Chandran, B.~D.~G.; Schekochihin, A.~A.; Mallet, A.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 07/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/807/1/39

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; plasmas; Solar wind; Sun: chromosphere; Sun: corona; turbulence; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics

Dynamical Field Line Connectivity in Magnetic Turbulence

Ruffolo, D.; Matthaeus, W.~H.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 06/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/806/2/233

Parker Data Used; diffusion; magnetic fields; turbulence



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