- Conference date: 25-30 Jun 1995
- Location: Dana Point, California (USA)
The time evolution of Alfvénic perturbations in the Solar Wind current sheet is studied by using numerical simulations of the compressible magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations. The simulations show that the interaction between the large amplitude Alfvénic pertubation and the solar wind current sheet decreases the correlation between velocity and magnetic field fluctuations and produces compressive fluctuations. The characteristics of these compressive fluctuations compare rather well with spatial observations. The behavior of the correlation between density and magnetic field intensity fluctuations and of the their spectra are well reproduced so that the physical mechanisms giving rise to these behaviors can be identified.
- Solar wind
- Magnetic fields
- Solar magnetic fields
- Magnetohydrodynamic equations
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