Breech, B., Cranmer, S. R., Matthaeus, W. H., Kasper, J. C., Oughton, S., ..., Pantellini, F. (2010). Heating of the solar wind with electron and proton effects. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1216, 214-217.
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We examine the effects of including effects of both protons and electrons on the heating of the fast solar wind through two different approaches. In the ﬁrst approach, we incorporate the electron temperature in an MHD turbulence transport model for the solar wind. In the second approach, we adopt more empirically based methods by analyzing the measured proton and electron temperatures to calculate the heat deposition rates. Overall, we conclude that incorporating separate proton and electron temperatures and heat conduction effects provides an improved and more complete model of the heating of the solar wind.
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