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2019

Particle heating and energy partition in low-\ensuremath\beta guide field reconnection with kinetic Riemann simulations

Zhang, Qile; Drake, J.~F.; Swisdak, M.;

Published by: Physics of Plasmas      Published on: 07/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1063/1.5104352

Parker Data Used; Physics - Plasma Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics

Electron Energy Partition across Interplanetary Shocks. I. Methodology and Data Product

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: \apjs      Published on: 07/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab22bd

Parker Data Used; methods: numerical; methods: statistical; plasmas; shock waves; Solar wind; Sun: coronal mass ejections: CMEs; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics

Nonlinear Evolution of Ion Kinetic Instabilities in the Solar Wind

Ofman, Leon;

Published by: \solphys      Published on: 07/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1007/s11207-019-1440-8

Solar wind; theory: numerical modeling; instabilities; waves; plasma; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

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

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

Generic Magnetic Field Intensity Profiles of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections at Mercury, Venus, and Earth From Superposed Epoch Analyses

Janvier, Miho; Winslow, Reka; Good, Simon; Bonhomme, Elise; emoulin, Pascal; Dasso, Sergio; Möstl, Christian; Lugaz, No\; Amerstorfer, Tanja; e, Elie; Boakes, Peter;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: 02/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1029/2018JA025949

coronal mass ejections; heliospheric physics; data analysis; Physics - Space Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

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

A computational model for exploring particle acceleration during reconnection in macroscale systems

Drake, J.~F.; Arnold, H.; Swisdak, M.; Dahlin, J.~T.;

Published by: Physics of Plasmas      Published on: 01/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1063/1.5058140

Parker Data Used; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena; Physics - Plasma Physics

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

Magnetic Helicity Reversal in the Corona at Small Plasma Beta

Solar and stellar dynamos shed small-scale and large-scale magnetic helicity of opposite signs. However, solar wind observations and simulations have shown that some distance above the dynamo both the small-scale and large-scale magnetic helicities have reversed signs. With realistic simulations of the solar corona above an active region now being available, we have access to the magnetic field and current density along coronal loops. We show that a sign reversal in the horizontal averages of the magnetic helicity occurs ...

Bourdin, Philippe; Singh, Nishant; Brandenburg, Axel;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 12/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae97a

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; dynamo; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; methods: numerical; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: magnetic fields

A New Inner Heliosphere Proton Parameter Dataset from the Helios Mission

In the near future, Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter will provide the first comprehensive in-situ measurements of the solar wind in the inner heliosphere since the Helios mission in the 1970s. We describe a reprocessing of the original Helios ion distribution functions to provide reliable and reproducible data to characterise the proton core population of the solar wind in the inner heliosphere. A systematic fitting of bi-Maxwellian distribution functions was performed to the raw Helios ion distribution function data ...

Stansby, David; Salem, Chadi; Matteini, Lorenzo; Horbury, Timothy;

Published by: Solar Physics      Published on: 11/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1007/s11207-018-1377-3

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Heliosphere; Inner heliosphere; parker solar probe; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Solar wind protons

Solar corona heating by axion quark nugget dark matter

In this work we advocate for the idea that two seemingly unrelated 80-year-old mysteries\textemdashthe nature of dark matter and the high temperature of the million degree solar corona\textemdashmay have resolutions that lie within the same physical framework. The current paradigm is that the corona is heated by nanoflares, which were originally proposed as miniature versions of the observed solar flares. It was recently suggested that the nanoflares could be identified as annihilation events of the nuggets from the axion ...

Raza, Nayyer; Van Waerbeke, Ludovic; Zhitnitsky, Ariel;

Published by: Physical Review D      Published on: 11/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.103527

Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics; Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Spatial Expansion and Speeds of Type III Electron Beam Sources in the Solar Corona

A component of space weather, electron beams are routinely accelerated in the solar atmosphere and propagate through interplanetary space. Electron beams interact with Langmuir waves resulting in type III radio bursts. They expand along the trajectory and, using kinetic simulations, we explore the expansion as the electrons propagate away from the Sun. Specifically, we investigate the front, peak, and back of the electron beam in space from derived radio brightness temperatures of fundamental type III emission. The front ...

Reid, Hamish; Kontar, Eduard;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 11/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae5d4

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: flares; Sun: particle emission; Sun: radio radiation

Simulated Encounters of the Parker Solar Probe with a Coronal-hole Jet

Solar coronal jets are small, transient, collimated ejections most easily observed in coronal holes (CHs). The upcoming Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission provides the first opportunity to encounter CH jets in situ near the Sun and examine their internal structure and dynamics. Using projected mission orbital parameters, we have simulated PSP encounters with a fully three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model of a CH jet. We find that three internal jet regions, featuring different wave modes and levels of compressibi ...

Roberts, Merrill; Uritsky, Vadim; DeVore, Richard; Karpen, Judith;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 10/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aadb41

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: activity; Sun: corona; Sun: heliosphere; Sun: magnetic fields

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

Marginal Stability of Sweet-Parker Type Current Sheets at Low Lundquist Numbers

Shi, Chen; Velli, Marco; Tenerani, Anna;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 06/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aabd83

Parker Data Used; magnetic reconnection; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Physics - Plasma Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics

Onset of fast ideal tearing in thin current sheets: Dependence on the equilibrium current profile

Pucci, F.; Velli, M.; Tenerani, A.; Del Sarto, D.;

Published by: Physics of Plasmas      Published on: 03/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1063/1.5022988

Parker Data Used; Physics - Plasma Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics

Solar-wind predictions for the Parker Solar Probe Orbit

Context. The Parker Solar Probe (PSP; formerly Solar Probe Plus) mission will be humanitys first in situ exploration of the solar corona with closest perihelia at 9.86 solar radii (R) distance to the Sun. It will help answer hitherto unresolved questions on the heating of the solar corona and the source and acceleration of the solar wind and solar energetic particles. The scope of this study is to model the solar-wind environment for PSPs unprecedented distances in its prime mission phase during the years 20 ...

Venzmer, M.; Bothmer, V.;

Published by: Astronomy \& Astrophysics      Published on: 03/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731831

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

Spectroscopic Measurements of the Ion Velocity Distribution at the Base of the Fast Solar Wind

In situ measurements of the fast solar wind reveal non-thermal distributions of electrons, protons, and minor ions extending from 0.3 au to the heliopause. The physical mechanisms responsible for these non-thermal properties and the location where these properties originate remain open questions. Here, we present spectroscopic evidence, from extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy, that the velocity distribution functions (VDFs) of minor ions are already non-Gaussian at the base of the fast solar wind in a coronal hole, at altit ...

Jeffrey, Natasha; Hahn, Michael; Savin, Daniel; Fletcher, Lyndsay;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 03/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aab08c

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; line: profiles; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: heliosphere; Sun: UV radiation; techniques: spectroscopic

Parametric instability, inverse cascade and the range of solar-wind turbulence

In this paper, weak-turbulence theory is used to investigate the nonlinear evolution of the parametric instability in three-dimensional low-β plasmas at wavelengths much greater than the ion inertial length under the assumption that slow magnetosonic waves are strongly damped. It is shown analytically that the parametric instability leads to an inverse cascade of Alfv\ en wave quanta, and several exact solutions to the wave kinetic equations are presented. The main results of the paper concern the parametric decay of Alf ...

Chandran, Benjamin;

Published by: Journal of Plasma Physics      Published on: 02/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1017/S0022377818000016

astrophysical plasmas; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; plasma nonlinear phenomena; plasma waves; Solar Probe Plus

On the Performance of Multi-Instrument Solar Flare Observations During Solar Cycle 24

The current fleet of space-based solar observatories offers us a wealth of opportunities to study solar flares over a range of wavelengths. Significant advances in our understanding of flare physics often come from coordinated observations between multiple instruments. Consequently, considerable efforts have been, and continue to be, made to coordinate observations among instruments ( e.g. through the Max Millennium Program of Solar Flare Research). However, there has been no study to date that quantifies how many flares ...

Milligan, Ryan; Ireland, Jack;

Published by: Solar Physics      Published on: 02/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1007/s11207-017-1233-x

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; flares; Instrumentation and data management; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Diagnosing solar wind origins using in situ measurements in the inner heliosphere

Robustly identifying the solar sources of individual packets of solar wind measured in interplanetary space remains an open problem. We set out to see if this problem is easier to tackle using solar wind measurements closer to the Sun than 1 au, where the mixing and dynamical interaction of different solar wind streams is reduced. Using measurements from the Helios mission, we examined how the proton core temperature anisotropy and cross-helicity varied with distance. At 0.3 au there are two clearly separated anisotropic ...

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

Published by: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society      Published on: 01/2019

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2814

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun:; Sun: heliosphere

2017

The Acceleration of High-energy Protons at Coronal Shocks: The Effect of Large-scale Streamer-like Magnetic Field Structures

Recent observations have shown that coronal shocks driven by coronal mass ejections can develop and accelerate particles within several solar radii in large solar energetic particle (SEP) events. Motivated by this, we present an SEP acceleration study that including the process in which a fast shock propagates through a streamer-like magnetic field with both closed and open field lines in the low corona region. The acceleration of protons is modeled by numerically solving the Parker transport equation with spatial diffusi ...

Kong, Xiangliang; Guo, Fan; Giacalone, Joe; Li, Hui; Chen, Yao;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 12/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa97d7

acceleration of particles; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Physics; shock waves; Solar Probe Plus; Sun: corona; Sun: coronal mass ejections: CMEs; Sun: magnetic fields; Sun: particle emission

Magnetospheric Multiscale Observation of Plasma Velocity-Space Cascade: Hermite Representation and Theory

Servidio, S.; Chasapis, A.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Perrone, D.; Valentini, F.; Parashar, T.~N.; Veltri, P.; Gershman, D.; Russell, C.~T.; Giles, B.; Fuselier, S.~A.; Phan, T.~D.; Burch, J.;

Published by: \prl      Published on: 11/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.205101

Parker Data Used; Physics - Plasma Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

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

Fast Magnetic Reconnection: \textquotedblleftIdeal\textquotedblright Tearing and the Hall Effect

Pucci, Fulvia; Velli, Marco; Tenerani, Anna;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 08/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa7b82

Parker Data Used; magnetic reconnection; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; plasmas; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics

Energy transfer, pressure tensor, and heating of kinetic plasma

Yang, Yan; Matthaeus, William; Parashar, Tulasi; Haggerty, Colby; Roytershteyn, Vadim; Daughton, William; Wan, Minping; Shi, Yipeng; Chen, Shiyi;

Published by: Physics of Plasmas      Published on: 07/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.1063/1.4990421

Parker Data Used; Physics - Plasma Physics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Space Physics

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

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

Langmuir wave electric fields induced by electron beams in the heliosphere

Solar electron beams responsible for type III radio emission generate Langmuir waves as they propagate out from the Sun. The Langmuir waves are observed via in situ electric field measurements. These Langmuir waves are not smoothly distributed but occur in discrete clumps, commonly attributed to the turbulent nature of the solar wind electron density. Exactly how the density turbulence modulates the Langmuir wave electric fields is understood only qualitatively. Using weak turbulence simulations, we investigate how solar ...

Reid, Hamish; Kontar, Eduard;

Published by: Astronomy \& Astrophysics      Published on: 02/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629697

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: flares; Sun: heliosphere; Sun: magnetic fields; Sun: particle emission; Sun: radio radiation

Reconnection-Driven Coronal-Hole Jets with Gravity and Solar Wind

Karpen, J.~T.; DeVore, C.~R.; Antiochos, S.~K.; Pariat, E.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 01/2017

YEAR: 2017     DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/834/1/62

Parker Data Used; magnetic reconnection; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Solar wind; stars: jets; Sun: activity; Sun: corona; 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

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

Predictions for Dusty Mass Loss from Asteroids During Close Encounters with Solar Probe Plus

The Solar Probe Plus ( SPP) mission will explore the Sun\textquoterights corona and innermost solar wind starting in 2018. The spacecraft will also come close to a number of Mercury-crossing asteroids with perihelia less than 0.3 AU. At small heliocentric distances, these objects may begin to lose mass, thus becoming "active asteroids" with comet-like comae or tails. This paper assembles a database of 97 known Mercury-crossing asteroids that may be encountered by SPP, and it presents estimates of their time-dependent visi ...

Cranmer, Steven;

Published by: Earth, Moon, and Planets      Published on: 11/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.1007/s11038-016-9490-5

Asteroids; Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Comets; Inner heliosphere; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus

Fading Coronal Structure and the Onset of Turbulence in the Young Solar Wind

DeForest, C.~E.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Viall, N.~M.; Cranmer, S.~R.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 09/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/828/2/66

Parker Data Used; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: fundamental parameters; techniques: image processing; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

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

An Analysis of Interplanetary Solar Radio Emissions Associated with a Coronal Mass Ejection

Krupar, V.; Eastwood, J.~P.; Kruparova, O.; Santolik, O.; Soucek, J.; c, Magdaleni\; Vourlidas, A.; Maksimovic, M.; Bonnin, X.; Bothmer, V.; Mrotzek, N.; Pluta, A.; Barnes, D.; Davies, J.~A.; Oliveros, J.~C.; Bale, S.~D.;

Published by: \apjl      Published on: 06/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/823/1/L5

Parker Data Used; solar─terrestrial relations; Sun: coronal mass ejections: CMEs; Sun: radio radiation; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

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

North-south asymmetry in the magnetic deflection of polar coronal hole jets

o, Nistic\; Zimbardo, G.; Patsourakos, S.; Bothmer, V.; Nakariakov, V.~M.;

Published by: \aap      Published on: 11/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201525731

Parker Data Used; Sun: corona; Sun: magnetic fields; methods: observational; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

3D ELECTRON DENSITY DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE SOLAR CORONA DURING SOLAR MINIMA: ASSESSMENT FOR MORE REALISTIC SOLAR WIND MODELING

Knowledge of the electron density distribution in the solar corona put constraints on the magnetic field configurations for coronal modeling and on initial conditions for solar wind modeling. We work with polarized SOHO/LASCO-C2 images from the last two recent minima of solar activity (1996-1997 and 2008-2010), devoid of coronal mass ejections. The goals are to derive the 4D electron density distributions in the corona by applying a newly developed time-dependent tomographic reconstruction method and to compare the result ...

de Patoul, Judith; Foullon, Claire; Riley, Pete;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 11/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/814/1/68

Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind; Sun: corona; Sun: evolution; Sun: fundamental parameters; Sun: rotation

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

Resistive Magnetohydrodynamics Simulations of the Ideal Tearing Mode

Landi, S.; Del Zanna, L.; Papini, E.; Pucci, F.; Velli, M.;

Published by: \apj      Published on: 06/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/806/1/131

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; magnetic reconnection; methods: numerical; plasmas; Sun: magnetic fields; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Localized enhancements of energetic particles at oblique collisionless shocks

Fraschetti, F.; Giacalone, J.;

Published by: \mnras      Published on: 04/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv247

Parker Data Used; turbulence; cosmic rays; ISM: magnetic fields; Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Physics - Plasma Physics; Physics - Space Physics

A MODIFIED VERSION OF TAYLOR\textquoterightS HYPOTHESIS FOR SOLAR PROBE PLUS OBSERVATIONS

The Solar Probe Plus (SPP) spacecraft will explore the near-Sun environment, reaching heliocentric distances less than 10 R. Near Earth, spacecraft measurements of fluctuating velocities and magnetic fields taken in the time domain are translated into information about the spatial structure of the solar wind via Taylor\textquoterights \textquotedblleftfrozen turbulence\textquotedblright hypothesis. Near the perihelion of SPP, however, the solar-wind speed is comparable to the Alfv\ en speed, and Taylor\text ...

Klein, Kristopher; Perez, Jean; Verscharen, Daniel; Mallet, Alfred; Chandran, Benjamin;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 03/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/801/1/L18

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

2014

Application of a Solar Wind Model Driven by Turbulence Dissipation to a 2D Magnetic Field Configuration

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

Published by: \apj      Published on: 12/2014

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/796/2/111

Parker Data Used; magnetohydrodynamics: MHD; Solar wind; turbulence; waves; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

DYNAMICS OF DOUBLE LAYERS, ION ACCELERATION, AND HEAT FLUX SUPPRESSION DURING SOLAR FLARES

Observations of flare-heated electrons in the corona typically suggest confinement of electrons. The confinement mechanism, however, remains unclear. The transport of coronal hot electrons into ambient plasma was recently investigated by particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. Electron transport was significantly suppressed by the formation of a highly localized, nonlinear electrostatic potential in the form of a double layer (DL). In this work large-scale PIC simulations are performed to explore the dynamics of DLs in larger ...

Li, T.; Drake, J.; Swisdak, M.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 09/2014

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/793/1/7

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

THE VIOLATION OF THE TAYLOR HYPOTHESIS IN MEASUREMENTS OF SOLAR WIND TURBULENCE

Motivated by the upcoming Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus missions, qualitative and quantitative predictions are made for the effects of the violation of the Taylor hypothesis on the magnetic energy frequency spectrum measured in the near-Sun environment. The synthetic spacecraft data method is used to predict observational signatures of the violation for critically balanced Alfv\ enic turbulence or parallel fast/whistler turbulence. The violation of the Taylor hypothesis can occur in the slow flow regime, leading to a ...

Klein, K.; Howes, G.; TenBarge, J.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 08/2014

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/790/2/L20

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

VALIDITY OF THE TAYLOR HYPOTHESIS FOR LINEAR KINETIC WAVES IN THE WEAKLY COLLISIONAL SOLAR WIND

The interpretation of single-point spacecraft measurements of solar wind turbulence is complicated by the fact that the measurements are made in a frame of reference in relative motion with respect to the turbulent plasma. The Taylor hypothesis\textemdashthat temporal fluctuations measured by a stationary probe in a rapidly flowing fluid are dominated by the advection of spatial structures in the fluid rest frame\textemdashis often assumed to simplify the analysis. But measurements of turbulence in upcoming missions, such ...

Howes, G.; Klein, K.; TenBarge, J.;

Published by: The Astrophysical Journal      Published on: 07/2014

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/789/2/106

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



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