[Plasma 2020 Decadal] Multipoint Measurements of the Solar Wind: A Proposed Advance for Studying Magnetized Turbulence

Academic Article

Abstract

  • A multi-institutional, multi-national science team will soon submit a NASA proposal to build a constellation of spacecraft to fly into the near-Earth solar wind in a swarm spanning a multitude of scales in order to obtain critically needed measurements that will reveal the underlying dynamics of magnetized turbulence. This white paper, submitted to the Plasma 2020 Decadal Survey Committee, provides a brief overview of turbulent systems that constitute an area of compelling plasma physics research, including why this mission is needed, and how this mission will achieve the goal of revealing how energy is transferred across scales and boundaries in plasmas throughout the universe.
  • Authors

  • Klein, KG
  • Alexandrova, O
  • Bookbinder, J
  • Caprioli, D
  • Case, AW
  • Chandran, Benjamin
  • Chen, LJ
  • Horbury, T
  • Jian, L
  • Kasper, JC
  • Contel, O Le
  • Maruca, BA
  • Matthaeus, W
  • Retino, A
  • Roberts, O
  • Schekochihin, A
  • Skoug, R
  • Smith, C
  • Steinberg, J
  • Spence, Harlan
  • Vasquez, B
  • TenBarge, JM
  • Verscharen, D
  • Whittlesey, P
  • Keywords

  • astro-ph.SR
  • physics.plasm-ph
  • physics.space-ph