Solar Wind Modeling: Comparing The Energetics Between A Single Fluid And A Kinetic Exospheric Model
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Sofia Moschou is a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the Division of High Energy Astrophysics. Her research interests include astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, electrodynamics, high-performance computing, and magnetohydrodynamics.

                       

Solar Wind Modeling: Comparing The Energetics Between A Single Fluid And A Kinetic Exospheric Model

Parker in ApJ 1958 developed the supersonic solar wind theory and predicted the known today spiral shape of the solar magnetic field. His theory on the supersonic expansion of the solar wind was verified observationally a few years afterward in the 1960’s. Since Parker’s paper, a plethora of space and ground-based telescopes have been operating providing continuous observations of the solar wind plasma and its variations in different longitudes and latitudes. Nevertheless, until the launch of Parker Solar Probe by NASA...

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