NONLINEAR EVOLUTION OF SLOW WAVES IN THE SOLAR WIND.

Tohru Hada, C. F. Kennel

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Abstract

It is shown by numerical simulation using a hybrid code that comparison of the nonlinear steepening rate, calculated from fluid theory, with the linear collisionless damping rate, defines reasonably well the parameters from which fast and slow MHD waves should steepen. The results indicate that, whereas fast modes should ordinarly steepen, steepened slow waves should occur rarely in the solar wind near 1 AU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume90
Issue numberA1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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