Evolution of the Earth’s Magnetosheath Turbulence: A Statistical Study Based on MMS Observations

  title={Evolution of the Earth’s Magnetosheath Turbulence: A Statistical Study Based on MMS Observations},
  author={Huaiqian Li and Wence Jiang and Chien Wang and Daniel Verscharen and Chen Zeng and Christopher T. Russell and Barbara L. Giles and James L. Burch},
  journal={arXiv: Space Physics},
Composed of shocked solar wind, the Earth's magnetosheath serves as a natural laboratory to study the transition of turbulence from low Alfv{e}n Mach number, $M_\mathrm{A}$, to high $M_\mathrm{A}$. The simultaneous observations of magnetic field and plasma moments with unprecedented high temporal resolution provided by NASA's \textit{Magnetospheric Multiscale} Mission enable us to study the magnetosheath turbulence at both magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and sub-ion scales. Based on 1841 burst-mode… Expand
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