30.11. 2015

Electron energetics in the expanding solar wind

Electron energetics in the expanding solar wind
Detailed statistical analysis of electron energetic properties as measured by HELIOS 1&2 spacecraft indicates that for the non-adiabatic cooling of electrons in the expanding solar wind no significant external heating mechanisms are required.
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26.11. 2015

Data Integration

Data Integration
In the space physics community, progress is constantly being made both with new, more detailed spacecraft observations and statistical investigations of spacecraft data, and in parallel, advances within computer simulations continuously give more detailed insights into the physical processes and the time evolution of various phenomena, which enhance our understanding of the  important physics. Although both of these disciplines play an important part in the scientific progress, comparative studies between observations and simulation are a key component in order to make sense of both the data and the simulations. Such work, in particular studies which concern kinetic effects, are highly relevant for the work conducted within the SHOCK project. Here below is a selection of four recent papers which together highlight the relevance of simulation-observation comparisons, and the scientific gains that may come from such studies.
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  • ERA
  • ESA
  • Queen Mary
  • CNRS
  • ASU
  • Sprinx systems
  • University of St. Andrews