Title

Cross scale energy transport in space plasmas: Application to the Magnetopause Boundary.

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

As space plasmas are highly collisionless and involve several temporal and spatial scales, understanding the physical mechanisms responsible for energy transport between these scales is a challenge. Ideally, to study cross-scale space plasma processes, simultaneous multispacecraft measurements in three different scales (fluid, ion and electron) would be required together with adequate instrumental temporal resolution. In this chapter we discuss cross-scale energy transport mechanisms mainly focusing on velocity shear driven Kelvin–Helmholtz instability and resulting secondary instabilities and processes, e.g. magnetic reconnection, kinetic magnetosonic waves, and kinetic Alfvén waves/mode conversion.

First Page

109

Last Page

121

Book Title

Magnetospheres in the Solar System

Editor

Romain Maggiolo, Nicolas Andre, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Daniel T. Welling, Yongliang Zhang, and Larry J. Paxton

Publisher

AGU Books

Series

Geophysical Monograph Series

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119815624.ch7

First Department

Engineering

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