Transport of cross helicity and radial evolution of alfvenicity in the solar wind
Matthaeus, W.H., Minnie, J., Breech, B., Parhi, S., Bieber, J.W. & Oughton, S. (2004). Transport of cross helicity and radial evolution of alfvenicity in the solar wind. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(12).
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A transport theory including cross helicity, magnetohydrodynamic(MHD) turbulence, and driving by shear and pickup ions, is applied to the radial evolution of the solar wind. The radial decrease of cross helicity observed in the solar wind can be accounted for when sufficient driving is included to overcome the inherent tendency for MHD turbulence to produce Alfvenic states.
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