Properties of Turbulence in the Reconnection Exhaust: Numerical Simulations Compared with Observations

  title={Properties of Turbulence in the Reconnection Exhaust: Numerical Simulations Compared with Observations},
  author={Francesco Pucci and Sergio Servidio and Luca Sorriso-Valvo and Vyacheslav Olshevsky and William H. Matthaeus and Francesco Malara and M. V. Goldman and David L. Newman and Giovanni Lapenta},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The properties of the turbulence that develops in the outflows of magnetic reconnection have been investigated using self-consistent plasma simulations, in three dimensions. As commonly observed in space plasmas, magnetic reconnection is characterized by the presence of turbulence. Here we provide a direct comparison of our simulations with reported observations of reconnection events in the magnetotail, investigating the properties of the electromagnetic field and the energy conversion… 

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