Effects of large-scale simple velocity shear on a fluctuating interplanetary magnetic field

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The effects of large-scale simple velocity shear on a magnetic field in a low-β MHD fluid are examined in the limit that the magnetic field does not significantly affect the fluid flow. The large-scale fluid shear stretches the magnetic field and can cause significant field amplification. Application to the solar wind suggests that the latitudinal shear observed may contribute significantly to the observed periods of underwound or radial magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012015
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event13th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Voyager, IBEX, and the Interstellar Medium, AIAC 2014 - Myrtle Beach, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2014Mar 14 2014


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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