Velocities of density structures in the solar wind

Paul J. Kellogg, Forrest S. Mozer

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Abstract

Much of our information on the inner heliosphere comes from the observation of scattering of radio signals from distance sources by density fluctuations in the solar wind plasma. It is assumed that these density fluctuations are approximately carried with the solar wind. These density fluctuations also play a role in the propagation and trapping and bndwidth of Langmuir waves and their associated Type III solar radio bursts. Scattering by moving density fluctuations may play a role in their untrapping. Data from the four Cluster spacecraft are used to determine velocities of some density structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysics of the Heliosphere
Subtitle of host publicationA 10 Year Retrospective - Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Astrophysics Conference
Pages42-47
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2012
Event10th Annual International Astrophysics Conference on Physics of the Heliosphere: A 10 Year Retrospective - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2011Mar 18 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1436
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other10th Annual International Astrophysics Conference on Physics of the Heliosphere: A 10 Year Retrospective
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period3/13/113/18/11

Keywords

  • Density
  • Fluctuations
  • Solar wind

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