Solar Wind Turbulence at Kinetic Scales
Open Session on Magnetospheric, Ionospheric and Solar-Terrestrial physics
Christopher H K Chen
Imperial College London
Turbulence is one of the most wide spread phenomena occurring throughout plasmas in the solar system. The solar wind presents one of the best opportunities to understand this turbulence, and its effects, and with recent high resolution spacecraft data, we have been able to make significant progress. Here I will present some recent results addressing some of the important questions in solar wind turbulence, including the nature of the fluctuations at kinetic scales, the location of the spectral break, and the intermittency of the fluctuations. The implications for our understanding of turbulence as well as its wider impact in the heliosphere will be discussed.
09:00 - 10:30