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Paper: Magnetic Fluctuation Spectrum in the Interplanetary Medium
Volume: 385, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2007
Page: 25
Authors: Galtier, S.
Abstract: Waves and turbulence are ubiquitous in the solar wind. Whereas Alfv´en waves and Kolmogorov-type energy spectra are found at low frequencies, whistler waves and significant steeper magnetic fluctuation power law spectra are detected at frequencies higher than a fraction of hertz at one astronomical units. This multi-scale turbulence behavior may be investigated in the framework of 3D Hall magnetohydrodynamics. In this case, both wave turbulence analysis and high Reynolds number simulations of strong turbulent flows converge towards a steepening of magnetic spectra which may be attributed to dispersive nonlinear processes rather than pure dissipation as often stated for the solar wind. A heuristic model of anisotropic Hall MHD turbulence is proposed to describe both weak wave and strong turbulence as well as the transition between these regimes.
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