- Conference date: 25-30 Jun 1995
- Location: Dana Point, California (USA)
Previous analysis suggests that the whistler heat flux instability is responsible for the regulation of the electron heat flux of the solar wind. For an interval of quiescent solar wind during the in-ecliptic phase of the Ulysses mission, the plasma wave data in the whistler frequency regime are compared to the predictions of the whistler heat flux instability model. The data is well constrained by the predicted upper bound on the electron heat flux and a clear correlation between wave activity and electron heat flux dissipation is observed.
- Solar wind
- Whistler waves
- Plasma instabilities
- Plasma waves
- Electron correlation calculations
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