Turbulence, spatial transport, and heating of the solar wind
Matthaeus, W., Zank, G., Smith, C., & Oughton, S. (1999). Turbulence, Spatial Transport, and Heating of the Solar Wind. Physical Review Letters, 82(17), 3444-3447.
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A phenomenological theory describes radial evolution of plasma turbulence in the solar wind from 1 to 50 astronomical units. The theory includes a simple closure for local anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, spatial transport, and driving by large-scale shear and pickup ions. Results compare well to plasma and magnetic field data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft, providing a basis for a concise, tractable description of turbulent energy transport in a variety of astrophysical plasmas.
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