The Resource Turbulence in the Solar Wind, by Roberto Bruno, Vincenzo Carbone, (electronic resource)

Turbulence in the Solar Wind, by Roberto Bruno, Vincenzo Carbone, (electronic resource)

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Turbulence in the Solar Wind
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Turbulence in the Solar Wind
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by Roberto Bruno, Vincenzo Carbone
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eng
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This book provides an overview of solar wind turbulence from both the theoretical and observational perspective. It argues that the interplanetary medium offers the best opportunity to directly study turbulent fluctuations in collisionless plasmas. In fact, during expansion, the solar wind evolves towards a state characterized by large-amplitude fluctuations in all observed parameters, which resembles, at least at large scales, the well-known hydrodynamic turbulence. This text starts with historical references to past observations and experiments on turbulent flows. It then introduces the Navier-Stokes equations for a magnetized plasma whose low-frequency turbulence evolution is described within the framework of the MHD approximation. It also considers the scaling of plasma and magnetic field fluctuations and the study of nonlinear energy cascades within the same framework. It reports observations of turbulence in the ecliptic and at high latitude, treating Alfvénic and compressive fluctuations separately in order to explain the transport of mass, momentum and energy during the expansion. Further, existing models are compared with direct observations in the heliosphere. The problem of self-similar and anomalous fluctuations in the solar wind is then addressed using tools provided by dynamical system theory and discussed on the basis of available models and observations. The book highlights observations of Yaglom’s law in solar wind turbulence, which is one of the most important findings in fully developed turbulence and directly related to the long-lasting and still unsolved problem of solar wind plasma heating. Lastly, it includes a short chapter dedicated to the kinetic range of fluctuations, which has recently been receiving more attention from the space plasma community, since this is inherently related to turbulent energy dissipation and consequent plasma heating. It particularly focuses on the nature and role of the fluctuations populating this frequency range, and discusses several model predictions and recent observational findings in this context
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Bruno, Roberto
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QB495-500.269
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non fiction
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  • Carbone, Vincenzo.
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Lecture Notes in Physics,
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928
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  • Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Fluids
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Plasma (Ionized gases)
  • Physics
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Geophysics/Geodesy
  • Plasma Physics
  • Fluid- and Aerodynamics
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Turbulence in the Solar Wind, by Roberto Bruno, Vincenzo Carbone, (electronic resource)
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Introduction -- Equations and Phenomenology -- Early Observations of MHD Turbulence -- Early Observations of MHD Turbulence -- Turbulence studied via Elsässer variables -- Compressive Turbulence -- A NaturalWind Tunnel -- SolarWind Heating by the Turbulent Energy Cascade -- Conclusions and Remarks
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XI, 267 p. 127 illus., 55 illus. in color.
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9783319434407
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10.1007/978-3-319-43440-7
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-43440-7
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Turbulence in the Solar Wind, by Roberto Bruno, Vincenzo Carbone, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Equations and Phenomenology -- Early Observations of MHD Turbulence -- Early Observations of MHD Turbulence -- Turbulence studied via Elsässer variables -- Compressive Turbulence -- A NaturalWind Tunnel -- SolarWind Heating by the Turbulent Energy Cascade -- Conclusions and Remarks
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XI, 267 p. 127 illus., 55 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319434407
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-43440-7
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-43440-7

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