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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Charles W.
dc.contributor.authorMatthaeus, William H.
dc.contributor.authorZank, Gary P.
dc.contributor.authorNess, Norman F.
dc.contributor.authorOughton, Sean
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, John D.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-03T03:36:20Z
dc.date.available2014-04-03T03:36:20Z
dc.date.copyright2001
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.identifier.citationSmith, C. W., Matthaeus, W. H., Zank, G. P., Ness, N. F., Oughton, S., & Richardson, J. D. (2001). Heating of the low-latitude solar wind by dissipation of turbulent magnetic fluctuations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(A5), 8253-8272.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8607
dc.description.abstractWe test a theory presented previously to account for the turbulent transport of magnetic fluctuation energy in the solar wind and the related dissipation and heating of the ambient ion population. This theory accounts for the injection of magnetic energy through the damping of large-scale flow gradients, such as wind shear and compression, and incorporates the injection of magnetic energy due to wave excitation by interstellar pickup ions. The theory assumes quasi-two-dimensional spectral transport of the fluctuation energy and subsequent dissipation that heats the thermal protons. We compare the predictions of this theory with Voyager 2 and Pioneer 11 observations of magnetic fluctuation energy, magnetic correlation lengths, and ambient proton temperatures. Near-Earth Omnitape observations are used to adjust for solar variability, and the possibility that high-latitude effects could mask possible radial dependences is considered. We find abundant evidence for in situ heating of the protons, which we quantify, and show that the observed magnetic energy is consistent with the ion temperatures.en_NZ
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dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJ. Geophys. Res.
dc.rights© 2001 the American Geophysical Union.en_NZ
dc.subjectsolar winden_NZ
dc.titleHeating of the low-latitude solar wind by dissipation of turbulent magnetic fluctuationsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2000ja000366en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physicsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page8253en_NZ
pubs.elements-id28202
pubs.end-page8272en_NZ
pubs.issueA5en_NZ
pubs.volume106en_NZ


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