Generalized similarity in finite range solar wind magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
Chapman, Sandra C. and Nicol, R. M.. (2009) Generalized similarity in finite range solar wind magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Letters, Vol.103 (No.24). Article no. 241101 . ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.241101
Extended or generalized similarity is a ubiquitous but not well understood feature of turbulence that is realized over a finite range of scales. The ULYSSES spacecraft solar polar passes at solar minimum provide in situ observations of evolving anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the solar wind under ideal conditions of fast quiet flow. We find a single generalized scaling function characterizes this finite range turbulence and is insensitive to plasma conditions. The recent unusually inactive solar minimum-with turbulent fluctuations down by a factor of similar to 2 in power-provides a test of this invariance.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Solar wind, Magnetohydrodynamics, Finite size scaling (Statistical physics)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Official Date:||11 December 2009|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||Article no. 241101|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (Great Britain) (STFC), Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)|
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