Three-dimensional Simulation of the Fast Solar Wind Driven by Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence

@article{Shoda2019ThreedimensionalSO,
  title={Three-dimensional Simulation of the Fast Solar Wind Driven by Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence},
  author={Munehito Shoda and Takeru Ken Suzuki and Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi and Takaaki Yokoyama},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2019},
  volume={880}
}
Using a three-dimensional compressible magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation, we have reproduced the fast solar wind in a direct and self-consistent manner, based on the wave/turbulence-driven scenario. As a natural consequence of Alfvénic perturbations at the coronal base, highly compressional and turbulent fluctuations are generated, leading to heating and acceleration of the solar wind. The analysis of power spectra and structure functions reveals that the turbulence is characterized by its… 

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