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2020

The Enhancement of Proton Stochastic Heating in the Near-Sun Solar Wind

Stochastic heating (SH) is a nonlinear heating mechanism driven by the violation of magnetic moment invariance due to large-amplitude turbulent fluctuations producing diffusion of ions toward higher kinetic energies in the direction perpendicular to the magnetic field. It is frequently invoked as a mechanism responsible for the heating of ions in the solar wind. Here, we quantify for the first time the proton SH rate Q at radial distances from the Sun as close as 0.16 au, using measurements from the first tw ...

Martinovic, Mihailo; Klein, Kristopher; Kasper, Justin; Case, Anthony; Korreck, Kelly; Larson, Davin; Livi, Roberto; Stevens, Michael; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Chandran, Benjamin; Alterman, Ben; Huang, Jia; Chen, Christopher; Bale, Stuart; Pulupa, Marc; Malaspina, David; Bonnell, John; Harvey, Peter; Goetz, Keith; de Wit, Thierry; MacDowall, Robert;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 02/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab527f

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Solar Probe Plus

The Evolution and Role of Solar Wind Turbulence in the Inner Heliosphere

The first two orbits of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft have enabled the first in situ measurements of the solar wind down to a heliocentric distance of 0.17 au (or 36 R\ ⊙\ \ R⊙ ). Here, we present an analysis of this data to study solar wind turbulence at 0.17 au and its evolution out to 1 au. While many features remain similar, key differences at 0.17 au include increased turbulence energy levels by more than an order of magnitude, a magnetic field spectral index of -3/2 matching that of t ...

Chen, C.; Bale, S.; Bonnell, J.; Borovikov, D.; Bowen, T.; Burgess, D.; Case, A.; Chandran, B.; de Wit, Dudok; Goetz, K.; Harvey, P.; Kasper, J.; Klein, K.; Korreck, K.; Larson, D.; Livi, R.; MacDowall, R.; Malaspina, D.; Mallet, A.; McManus, M.; Moncuquet, M.; Pulupa, M.; Stevens, M.; Whittlesey, P.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 02/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab60a3

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus

Examining Dust Directionality with the Parker Solar Probe FIELDS Instrument

Parker Solar Probe\textquoterights (PSP\textquoterights) FIELDS instrument provides a measure of the dust impact rate on the spacecraft with a full-coverage summary of the voltages recorded by the spacecraft\textquoterights antennas. From consecutively sampled periods throughout PSP\textquoterights orbit, FIELDS stores the maximum amplitude measured by each active antenna. The occurrence of a dust impact during a given period can be identified by these amplitudes exceeding a few tens of millivolts, and a dust grain\textqu ...

Page, Brent; Bale, Stuart; Bonnell, J.; Goetz, Keith; Goodrich, Katherine; Harvey, Peter; Larsen, Rhiannon; MacDowall, Robert; Malaspina, David; y, Petr; Pulupa, Marc; Szalay, Jamey;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 02/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab5f6a

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Exploring Solar Wind Origins and Connecting Plasma Flows from the Parker Solar Probe to 1 au: Nonspherical Source Surface and Alfv\ enic Fluctuations

The magnetic field measurements of the FIELDS instrument on the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) have shown intensities, throughout its first solar encounter, that require a very low source surface (SS) height ( R\ SS\ ⩽1.8R\ ⊙\ \ RSS⩽1.8R⊙ ) to be reconciled with magnetic field measurements at the Sun via potential field extrapolation (PFSS). However, during PSP\textquoterights second encounter, the situation went back to a more classic SS height ( R\ SS\ ⩽2 ...

Panasenco, Olga; Velli, Marco; D\textquoterightAmicis, Raffaella; Shi, Chen; eville, Victor; Bale, Stuart; Badman, Samuel; Kasper, Justin; Korreck, Kelly; Bonnell, J.; de Wit, Thierry; Goetz, Keith; Harvey, Peter; MacDowall, Robert; Malaspina, David; Pulupa, Marc; Case, Anthony; Larson, Davin; Livi, Roberto; Stevens, Michael; Whittlesey, Phyllis;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 02/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab61f4

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

First In Situ Measurements of Electron Density and Temperature from Quasi-thermal Noise Spectroscopy with Parker Solar Probe /FIELDS

Heat transport in the solar corona and wind is still a major unsolved astrophysical problem. Because of the key role played by electrons, the electron density and temperature(s) are important prerequisites for understanding these plasmas. We present such in situ measurements along the two first solar encounters of the Parker Solar Probe, between 0.5 and 0.17 au from the Sun, revealing different states of the emerging solar wind near the solar activity minimum. These preliminary results are obtained from a simplified analy ...

Moncuquet, Michel; Meyer-Vernet, Nicole; Issautier, Karine; Pulupa, Marc; Bonnell, J.; Bale, Stuart; de Wit, Thierry; Goetz, Keith; Griton, Lea; Harvey, Peter; MacDowall, Robert; Maksimovic, Milan; Malaspina, David;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 02/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab5a84

Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus

The Heliospheric Current Sheet in the Inner Heliosphere Observed by the Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe (PSP) completed its first solar encounter in 2018 November, bringing it closer to the Sun than any previous mission. This allowed in situ investigation of the heliospheric current sheet (HCS) inside the orbit of Venus. The Parker observations reveal a well defined magnetic sector structure placing the spacecraft in a negative polarity region for most of the encounter. The observed current sheet crossings are compared to the predictions of both potential field source surface and magnetohydrodynamic m ...

Szabo, Adam; Larson, Davin; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Stevens, Michael; Lavraud, Benoit; Phan, Tai; Wallace, Samantha; Jones-Mecholsky, Shaela; Arge, Charles; Badman, Samuel; Odstrcil, Dusan; Pogorelov, Nikolai; Kim, Tae; Riley, Pete; Henney, Carl; Bale, Stuart; Bonnell, John; Case, Antony; de Wit, Thierry; Goetz, Keith; Harvey, Peter; Kasper, Justin; Korreck, Kelly; Koval, Andriy; Livi, Roberto; MacDowall, Robert; Malaspina, David; Pulupa, Marc;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series      Published on: 02/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab5dac

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Using Kepler\textquoterights laws and Rutherford scattering to chart the seven gravity assists in the epic sunward journey of the Parker Solar Probe

On August 12, 2018, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) to explore regions very near the Sun. Losing enough energy and angular momentum to approach the Sun requires either an impractical amount of fuel or a maneuver called a gravity assist. A gravity assist is essentially an elastic collision with a massive, moving target\textemdashRutherford scattering from a planet. Gravity assists are often used to gain energy in missions destined for the outer solar system, but they can also be used to lose energy. Reaching an ...

Longcope, Dana;

Published by: American Journal of Physics      Published on: 01/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.1119/10.0000145

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Exploring the innermost solar atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft completed the first two of its 24 scheduled orbits around the Sun on 18 June 2019, making history by flying halfway between Mercury and the Sun.

Parker, Eugene;

Published by: Nature Astronomy      Published on: 01/2020

YEAR: 2020     DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0985-7

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

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

Magnetic increases with central current sheets: Observations with Parker Solar Probe

Fargette, N.; Lavraud, B.; Rouillard, A.; Eastwood, J.; Bale, S.; Phan, T.; Oieroset, M.; Halekas, J.; Kasper, J.; Berthomier, M.; Case, A.; Korreck, K.; Larson, D.; Louarn, P.; Malaspina, D.; Pulupa, M.; Stevens, M.; Whittlesey, P.; al., et;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039191"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Electron heat flux in the near-Sun environment

Halekas, J.; Whittlesey, P.; Larson, D.; McGinnis, D.; Bale, S.; Berthomier, M.; Case, A.; Chandran, B.; Kasper, J.; Klein, K.; Korreck, K.; Livi, R.; MacDowall, R.; Maksimovic, M.; al., et;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039256"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

PSP/WISPR observations of dust density depletion near the Sun I. Remote observations to 8 Rsol from an observer between 0.13-0.35 AU

Stenborg, G.; Howard, R.; Hess, P.; Gallagher, B.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039284"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

The contribution of alpha particles to the solar wind angular momentum flux in the inner heliosphere

Finley, A.; McManus, M.; Matt, S.; Kasper, J.; Korreck, K.; Case, A.; Stevens, M.; Whittlesey, P.; Larson, D.; Livi, R.; Bale, S.; de Wit, Dudok; Goetz, K.; Harvey, P.; MacDowall, R.; Malaspina, D.; Pulupa, M.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039288"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

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

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

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039296"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Modeling proton and electron heating in the fast solar wind

Adhikari, L.; Zank, G.P.; Zhao, L.-L.; Nakanotani, M.; Tasnim, S.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039297"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

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

Zhao, L.-L.; Zank, G.; Hu, Q.; al., et;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039298"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

A new view of energetic particles from stream interaction regions observed by Parker Solar Probe

Schwadron, N.; Joyce, C.; Aly, A.; Cohen, C.; Desai, M.; McComas, D.; Niehof, J.; Möbius, E.; al., et;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039352"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Statistical analysis of orientation, shape, and size of solar wind switchbacks

Laker, R.; Horbury, T.; Bale, S.; Matteini, L.; Woolley, T.; Woodham, L.; Badman, S.; Pulupa, M.; Kasper, J.; Stevens, M.; Case, A.; Korreck, K.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039354"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Dust observations from Parker Solar Probe: Dust ejection from the inner Solar System

Mann, I.; Czechowski, A.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039362"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Measurement of the open magnetic flux in the inner heliosphere down to 0.13 AU

Badman, S.; Bale, S.; Rouillard, A.; Bowen, T.; Bonnell, J.; Goetz, K.; Harvey, P.; MacDowall, R.; Malaspina, D.; Pulupa, M.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039407"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Tracking solar wind flows from rapidly varying viewpoints by the Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe

Nindos, A.; Patsourakos, S.; Vourlidas, A.; Liewer, P.C.; Penteado, P.; Hall, J.R.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039414"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Enhanced proton parallel temperature inside patches of switchbacks in the inner heliosphere

Woodham, L.; Horbury, T.; Matteini, L.; Woolley, T.; Laker, R.; Bale, S.; Nicolaou, G.; Stawarz, J.; Stansby, D.; Hietala, H.; Larson, D.; Livi, R.; Verniero, J.; McManus, M.; Kasper, J.; Korreck, K.; Raouafi, N.; Moncuquet, M.; Pulupa, M.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039415"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Switchbacks as signatures of magnetic flux ropes generated by interchange reconnection in the corona

Drake, J.; Agapitov, A.; Swisdak, M.; Badman, S.; Bale, S.; Horbury, T.; Kasper, Justin; MacDowall, R.; Mozer, F.; Phan, T.; Pulupa, M.; Szabo, A.; Velli, M.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039432"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Coronal mass ejections observed by heliospheric imagers at 0.2 and 1 au. The events on April 1 and 2, 2019

Braga, C.; Vourlidas, A.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039490"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Identification of coherent structures in space plasmas: The magnetic helicity-PVI method

Pecora, F.; Servidio, S.; Greco, A.; Matthaeus, W.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039639"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Evolution of a steamer-blowout CME as observed by imagers on Parker Solar Probe and the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory

Liewer, P.; Qiu, J.; Vourlidas, A.; Hall, J.; Penteado, P.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039641"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Sensitivity of solar wind mass flux to coronal temperature

Stansby, D.; Bercic, L.; Matteini, L.; Owen, C.; French, R.; Baker, D.; Badman, S.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039789"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

A living catalog of stream interaction regions in the Parker Solar Probe era

Allen, R.; Ho, G.; Jian, L.; Vines, S.; Bale, S.; Case, A.; Hill, M.; Joyce, C.; Kasper, J.; Korreck, K.; Malaspina, D.; McComas, D.; McNutt, R.; Möstl, C.; Odstrcil, D.; Raouafi, N.; Schwadron, N.; Stevens, M.;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039833"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Prevalence of magnetic reconnection in the near-Sun heliospheric current sheet

Phan, T.; Lavraud, B.; S., J.; , Halekas; Oieroset, M.; Drake, J.; Eastwood, J.; Shay, M.; Bale, S.; Larson, D.; Livi, R.; Whittlesey, P.; Rahmati, A.; Pulupa, M.; McManus, M.; Verniero, J.; Bonnell, J.; Stevens, M.; Case, A.; al., et;

Published by: Astronomy and Astrophysics      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI: "10.1051/0004-6361/202039863"

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

2019

Dust observations with antenna measurements and its prospects for observations with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter

The electric and magnetic field instrument suite FIELDS on board the NASA Parker Solar Probe and the radio and plasma waves instrument RPW on the ESA Solar Orbiter mission that explore the inner heliosphere are sensitive to signals generated by dust impacts. Dust impacts have been observed using electric field antennas on spacecraft since the 1980s and the method was recently used with a number of space missions to derive dust fluxes. Here, we consider the details of dust impacts, subsequent development of the impact gene ...

Mann, Ingrid; ak, Libor; Vaverka, Jakub; Antonsen, Tarjei; Fredriksen, \r; Issautier, Karine; Malaspina, David; Meyer-Vernet, Nicole; u, Ji\v; Sternovsky, Zoltan; Stude, Joan; Ye, Shengyi; Zaslavsky, Arnaud;

Published by: Annales Geophysicae      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.5194/angeo-37-1121-2019

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. II. Statistics

A statistical analysis of 15,210 electron velocity distribution function (VDF) fits, observed within \textpm2 hr of 52 interplanetary (IP) shocks by the Wind spacecraft near 1 au, is presented. This is the second in a three-part series on electron VDFs near IP shocks. The electron velocity moment statistics for the dense, low-energy core, tenuous, hot halo, and field-aligned beam/strahl are a statistically significant list of values illustrated with both histograms and tabular lists for reference and baselines in future w ...

Wilson, Lynn; Chen, Li-Jen; Wang, Shan; Schwartz, Steven; Turner, Drew; Stevens, Michael; Kasper, Justin; Osmane, Adnane; Caprioli, Damiano; Bale, Stuart; Pulupa, Marc; Salem, Chadi; Goodrich, Katherine;

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

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab5445

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Interplanetary particle acceleration; Interplanetary shocks; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; Plasma astrophysics; Plasma physics; Solar coronal mass ejection shocks; Solar coronal mass ejections; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Space plasmas

Highly structured slow solar wind emerging from an equatorial coronal hole

During the solar minimum, when the Sun is at its least active, the solar wind is observed at high latitudes as a predominantly fast (more than 500 kilometres per second), highly Alfv\ enic rarefied stream of plasma originating from deep within coronal holes. Closer to the ecliptic plane, the solar wind is interspersed with a more variable slow wind of less than 500 kilometres per second. The precise origins of the slow wind streams are less certain; theories and observations suggest that they may originate at the tips of ...

Bale, S.; Badman, S.; Bonnell, J.; Bowen, T.; Burgess, D.; Case, A.; Cattell, C.; Chandran, B.; Chaston, C.; Chen, C.; Drake, J.; de Wit, Dudok; Eastwood, J.; Ergun, R.; Farrell, W.; Fong, C.; Goetz, K.; Goldstein, M.; Goodrich, K.; Harvey, P.; Horbury, T.; Howes, G.; Kasper, J.; Kellogg, P.; Klimchuk, J.; Korreck, K.; Krasnoselskikh, V.; Krucker, S.; Laker, R.; Larson, D.; MacDowall, R.; Maksimovic, M.; Malaspina, D.; Martinez-Oliveros, J.; McComas, D.; Meyer-Vernet, N.; Moncuquet, M.; Mozer, F.; Phan, T.; Pulupa, M.; Raouafi, N.; Salem, C.; Stansby, D.; Stevens, M.; Szabo, A.; Velli, M.; Woolley, T.; Wygant, J.;

Published by: Nature      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1818-7

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Near-Sun observations of an F-corona decrease and K-corona fine structure

Remote observations of the solar photospheric light scattered by electrons (the K-corona) and dust (the F-corona or zodiacal light) have been made from the ground during eclipses and from space at distances as small as 0.3 astronomical units to the Sun. Previous observations of dust scattering have not confirmed the existence of the theoretically predicted dust-free zone near the Sun. The transient nature of the corona has been well characterized for large events, but questions still remain (for example, about the initiat ...

Howard, R.; Vourlidas, A.; Bothmer, V.; Colaninno, R.; Deforest, C.; Gallagher, B.; Hall, J.; Hess, P.; Higginson, A.; Korendyke, C.; Kouloumvakos, A.; Lamy, P.; Liewer, P.; Linker, J.; Linton, M.; Penteado, P.; Plunkett, S.; Poirier, N.; Raouafi, N.; Rich, N.; Rochus, P.; Rouillard, A.; Socker, D.; Stenborg, G.; Thernisien, A.; Viall, N.;

Published by: Nature      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1807-x

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Probing the energetic particle environment near the Sun

NASA\textquoterights Parker Solar Probe mission recently plunged through the inner heliosphere of the Sun to its perihelia, about 24 million kilometres from the Sun. Previous studies farther from the Sun (performed mostly at a distance of 1 astronomical unit) indicate that solar energetic particles are accelerated from a few kiloelectronvolts up to near-relativistic energies via at least two processes: "impulsive" events, which are usually associated with magnetic reconnection in solar flares and are typically enriched in ...

McComas, D.; Christian, E.; Cohen, C.; Cummings, A.; Davis, A.; Desai, M.; Giacalone, J.; Hill, M.; Joyce, C.; Krimigis, S.; Labrador, A.; Leske, R.; Malandraki, O.; Matthaeus, W.; McNutt, R.; Mewaldt, R.; Mitchell, D.; Posner, A.; Rankin, J.; Roelof, E.; Schwadron, N.; Stone, E.; Szalay, J.; Wiedenbeck, M.; Bale, S.; Kasper, J.; Case, A.; Korreck, K.; MacDowall, R.; Pulupa, M.; Stevens, M.; Rouillard, A.;

Published by: Nature      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1811-1

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

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

A step closer to the Sun\textquoterights secrets

NASA\textquoterights Parker Solar Probe is currently making a series of close encounters with the Sun. Initial observations from the spacecraft have improved our understanding of both the Sun and its environment.

Verscharen, Daniel;

Published by: Nature      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-03665-3

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Sun-bombing spacecraft uncovers secrets of the solar wind

Surprise magnetic reversals and an unexpectedly fast rotating wind mark the first findings from NASA\textquoterights Parker Solar Probe.

Witze, Alexandra;

Published by: Nature      Published on: 12/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-03684-0

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

The Long-standing Closure Crisis in Coronal Plasmas

Coronal and solar wind physics have long used plasma fluid models to motivate physical explanations of observations; the hypothesized model is introduced into a fluid simulation to see if observations are reproduced. This procedure is called Verification of Mechanism (VoM) modeling; it is contingent on the self consistency of the closure that made the simulation possible. Inner corona VoMs typically assume weak gradient Spitzer-Braginskii closures. Four prominent coronal VoMs in place for decades are shown to contradict t ...

Scudder, J.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 11/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab48e0

Astrophysical fluid dynamics; parker solar probe; Solar corona; Solar coronal heating; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind

Validation of MHD Model Predictions of the Corona with LASCO-C2 Polarized Brightness Images

Progress in our understanding of the solar corona requires that the results of advanced magnetohydrodynamic models driven by measured magnetic fields, and particularly the underlying heating models, be thoroughly compared with coronal observations. The comparison has so far mainly concerned the global morphology of the corona, synthetic images calculated from the models being compared with observed images. We go one step further by performing detailed quantitative comparisons between the calculated polarized radiance p B ...

Lamy, Philippe; Floyd, Olivier; Mikic, Zoran; Riley, Pete;

Published by: Solar Physics      Published on: 11/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1007/s11207-019-1549-9

Corona; Eclipses; LASCO; Magnetohydrodynamics; Observations; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; quiet; Solar Probe Plus

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 fro ...

Al-Haddad, Nada; Lugaz, No\; Poedts, Stefaan; Farrugia, Charles; Nieves-Chinchilla, Teresa; Roussev, Ilia;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 10/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab4126

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Ejecta; interplanetary magnetic fields; Interplanetary physics; parker solar probe; Solar coronal mass ejections; Solar Probe Plus

Multiple-point Modeling the Parker Spiral Configuration of the Solar Wind Magnetic Field at the Solar Maximum of Solar Cycle 24

By assuming that the solar wind flow is spherically symmetric and that the flow speed becomes constant beyond some critical distance r = R 0 (neglecting solar gravitation and acceleration by high coronal temperature), the large-scale solar wind magnetic field lines are distorted into a Parker spiral configuration, which is usually simplified to an Archimedes spiral. Using magnetic field observations near Mercury, Venus, and Earth during solar maximum of Solar Cycle 24, we statistically surveyed the Parker spira ...

Chang, Qing; Xu, Xiaojun; Xu, Qi; Zhong, Jun; Xu, Jiaying; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Tielong;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 10/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab412a

parker solar probe; planets and satellites: magnetic fields; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: activity; Sun: magnetic fields

Reynolds Number and Intermittency in the Expanding Solar Wind: Predictions Based on Voyager Observations

The large-scale features of the solar wind are examined in order to predict small-scale features of turbulence in unexplored regions of the heliosphere. The strategy is to examine how system size, or effective Reynolds number Re, varies, and then how this quantity influences observable statistical properties, including intermittency properties of solar wind turbulence. The expectation based on similar hydrodynamics scalings is that the kurtosis, of the small-scale magnetic field increments, will increase with increasing R ...

Parashar, T.; Cuesta, M.; Matthaeus, W.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 10/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab4a82

Heliosphere; interplanetary turbulence; parker solar probe; Physics - Space Physics; Plasma astrophysics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Space plasmas

Solar Wind Temperature Isotropy

Reliable models of the solar wind in the near-Earth space environment may constrain conditions close to the Sun. This is relevant to NASA\textquoterights contemporary innerheliospheric mission Parker Solar Probe. Among the outstanding issues is how to explain the solar wind temperature isotropy. Perpendicular and parallel proton and electron temperatures near 1 AU are theoretically predicted to be unequal, but in situ observations show quasi-isotropy sufficiently below the instability threshold condition. This has not bee ...

Yoon, P.; Seough, J.; Salem, C.; Klein, K.;

Published by: Physical Review Letters      Published on: 10/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.145101

parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Temperature Fluctuation at the Sun and Large-scale Electric Field in Solar Wind: A Challenge for the Parker Solar Probe Mission

Velocity distributions of particles are key elements in the study of solar wind. The physical mechanisms that regulate their many features are a matter of debate. The present work addresses the subject with a fully analytical method in order to establish the shape of particle velocity distributions in solar wind. The method consists of solving the steady-state kinetic equation for particles and the related fluid equations, with spatial profiles for density and temperature that match general observational data. The model i ...

Pavan, J.; Vi\~nas, A.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 09/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab2fcd

Interplanetary particle acceleration; Kappa mechanism; Parallel field; parker solar probe; Solar coronal transients; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind

Thermodynamics of pure fast solar wind: radial evolution of the temperature\textendashspeed relationship in the inner heliosphereABSTRACT

A strong correlation between speed and proton temperature has been observed, across many years, on hourly averaged measurements in the solar wind. Here, we show that this relationship is also observed at a smaller scale on intervals of a few days, within a single stream. Following the radial evolution of a well-defined stream of coronal-hole plasma, we show that the temperature-speed (T-V) relationship evolves with distance, implying that the T-V relationship at 1 au cannot be used as a proxy for that near the Sun. We sug ...

Perrone, Denise; Stansby, D; Horbury, T; Matteini, L;

Published by: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society      Published on: 09/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1877

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

On the Fast Solar Wind Heating and Acceleration Processes: A Statistical Study Based on the UVCS Survey Data

The UltraViolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS) on board the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory has almost continuously observed, throughout the whole solar cycle 23, the UV solar corona. This work addresses the first-ever statistical analysis of the daily UVCS observations, performed in the O VI channel, of the northern polar coronal hole, between 1.5 and 3 R , during the period of low solar activity from 1996 April to 1997 December. The study is based on the investigation, at different heights, of the corr ...

Telloni, Daniele; Giordano, Silvio; Antonucci, Ester;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 08/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab3731

parker solar probe; Solar corona; Solar coronal heating; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; The Sun

Project Lyra: Sending a spacecraft to 1I/\textquoterightOumuamua (former A/2017 U1), the interstellar asteroid

The first definitely interstellar object 1I/\textquoterightOumuamua (previously A/2017 U1) observed in our solar system provides the opportunity to directly study material from an other star system. Can such objects be intercepted? The challenge of reaching the object within a reasonable timeframe is formidable due to its high heliocentric hyperbolic excess velocity of about 26 km/s; much faster than any vehicle yet launched. This paper presents a high-level analysis of potential near-term options for a mission to 1I/\tex ...

Hein, Andreas; Perakis, Nikolaos; Eubanks, Marshall; Hibberd, Adam; Crowl, Adam; Hayward, Kieran; Kennedy, Robert; Osborne, Richard;

Published by: Acta Astronautica      Published on: 08/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.12.042

parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Single-spacecraft Identification of Flux Tubes and Current Sheets in the Solar Wind

A novel technique is presented for describing and visualizing the local topology of the magnetic field using single-spacecraft data in the solar wind. The approach merges two established techniques: the Grad-Shafranov (GS) reconstruction method, which provides a plausible regional two-dimensional magnetic field surrounding the spacecraft trajectory, and the Partial Variance of Increments (PVI) technique that identifies coherent magnetic structures, such as current sheets. When applied to one month of Wind magnetic field d ...

Pecora, Francesco; Greco, Antonella; Hu, Qiang; Servidio, Sergio; Chasapis, Alexandros; Matthaeus, William;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 08/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab32d9

interplanetary turbulence; magnetic fields; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind

Predicting the Structure of the Solar Corona and Inner Heliosphere during Parker Solar Probe \textquoterights First Perihelion Pass

NASA\textquoterights Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft reached its first perihelion of 35.7 solar radii on 2018 November 5. To aid in mission planning, and in anticipation of the unprecedented measurements to be returned, in late October, we developed a three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) solution for the solar corona and inner heliosphere, driven by the then available observations of the Sun\textquoterights photospheric magnetic field. Our model incorporates a wave-turbulence-driven model to heat the corona. He ...

Riley, Pete; Downs, Cooper; Linker, Jon; Mikic, Zoran; Lionello, Roberto; Caplan, Ronald;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 04/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab0ec3

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

Quasi Thermal Noise Spectroscopy for Van Allen Probes

Quasi thermal fluctuations in the Langmuir/upper-hybrid frequency range are pervasively observed in space plasmas including the radiation belt and the ring current region of inner magnetosphere as well as the solar wind. The quasi thermal noise spectroscopy may be employed in order to determine the electron density and temperature as well as to diagnose the properties of energetic electrons when direct measurements are not available. However, when employing the technique, one must carefully take the spacecraft orientation ...

Yoon, Peter; Hwang, Junga; Kim, Hyangpyo; Seough, Jungjoon;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics      Published on: 04/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1029/2019JA026460

(n + 1/2)fce; antenna geometry; parker solar probe; quasi-thermal; radiation belt; Solar Probe Plus; upper hybrid; Van Allen Probes



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