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Radial Variations of Outward and Inward Alfvenic Fluctuations Based on Ulysses Observations
Yang, L.1,2; Lee, L. C.3,4; Li, J. P.5; Luo, Q. Y.1; Kuo, C. L.6; Shi, J. K.2; Wu, D. J.1
2017-12-01
Source PublicationASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
ISSN0004-637X
Volume850Issue:2Pages:11
Corresponding AuthorYang, L.(ylei@pmo.ac.cn)
AbstractUlysses magnetic and plasma data are used to study hourly scale Alfvenic fluctuations in the solar polar wind. The calculated energy ratio R-vA(2) (cal) of inward to outward Alfven waves is obtained from the observed Walen slope through an analytical expression, and the observed R-vA(2) (obs) is based on a direct decomposition of original Alfvenic fluctuations into outward-and inward-propagating Alfven waves. The radial variation of R-vA(2) (cal) shows a monotonically increasing trend with heliocentric distance r, implying the increasing local generation or contribution of inward Alfven waves. The contribution is also shown by the radial increase in the occurrence of dominant inward fluctuations. We further pointed out a higher occurrence (similar to 83% of a day in average) of dominant outward Alfvenic fluctuations in the solar wind than previously estimated. Since R-vA(2) (cal) is more accurate than R-vA(2) (obs) in the measurement of the energy ratio for dominant outward fluctuations, the values of R-vA(2) (cal) in our results are likely more realistic in the solar wind than those previously estimated as well as R-vA(2) (obs) in our results. The duration ratio R-T of dominant inward to all Alfvenic fluctuations increases monotonically with r, and is about two or more times that from Voyager 2 observations at r >= 4 au. These results reveal new qualitative and quantitative features of Alfvenic fluctuations therein compared with previous studies and put constraints on modeling the variation of solar wind fluctuations.
Keywordmagnetohydrodynamics (MHD) methods: analytical plasmas solar wind waves
DOI10.3847/1538-4357/aa9615
WOS KeywordHIGH HELIOGRAPHIC LATITUDES ; SOLAR-WIND FLUCTUATIONS ; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE ; MHD TURBULENCE ; CROSS-HELICITY ; HYDROMAGNETIC TURBULENCE ; STATISTICAL PROPERTIES ; INTERPLANETARY MEDIUM ; INNER HELIOSPHERE ; RESIDUAL ENERGY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS IDWOS:000425474700001
PublisherIOP PUBLISHING LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://libir.pmo.ac.cn/handle/332002/22284
Collection中国科学院紫金山天文台
Corresponding AuthorYang, L.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Purple Mt Observ, Key Lab Planetary Sci, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Natl Space Sci Ctr, State Key Lab Space Weather, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
3.Macau Univ Sci & Technol, Space Sci Inst, Macau, Peoples R China
4.Acad Sinica, Inst Earth Sci, Taipei 11529, Taiwan
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Purple Mt Observ, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
6.Natl Cent Univ, Inst Space Sci, Jhongli 320, Taiwan
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Yang, L.,Lee, L. C.,Li, J. P.,et al. Radial Variations of Outward and Inward Alfvenic Fluctuations Based on Ulysses Observations[J]. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL,2017,850(2):11.
APA Yang, L..,Lee, L. C..,Li, J. P..,Luo, Q. Y..,Kuo, C. L..,...&Wu, D. J..(2017).Radial Variations of Outward and Inward Alfvenic Fluctuations Based on Ulysses Observations.ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL,850(2),11.
MLA Yang, L.,et al."Radial Variations of Outward and Inward Alfvenic Fluctuations Based on Ulysses Observations".ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 850.2(2017):11.
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