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Paper: Modeling of the Interstellar Pickup Protons, Alfvénic Turbulence, and Solar Wind in the Outer Heliosphere
Volume: 474, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM2012)
Page: 140
Authors: Gamayunov, K.; Zhang, M.; Pogorelov, N.; Heerikhuisen, J.; Rassoul, H.
Abstract: A self–consistent model of the interstellar pickup protons, slab component of the Alfvénic turbulence (the wave vector is parallel/antiparallel to the mean magnetic field), and core solar wind protons is presented for the heliocentric distances r ≥ 1 AU. The model results show that energy in the slab turbulence agrees very well with the Voyager 2 observations of the total transverse magnetic fluctuations starting from about 8 AU. This indicates that the slab component of turbulence makes up a majority of the transverse magnetic fluctuations at low–latitudes beyond 8 – 10 AU.
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