Signs of self-organization processes in the solar atmosphere and near Earth space

1Kozak, LV, 2Kostyk, RI, 3Cheremnykh, OK, 1Prokhorenkov, АS
1Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
3Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2015, 21 ;(4):66–80
Section: Space and Atmospheric Physics
Publication Language: Ukrainian

A study of the properties of turbulent plasma processes in the solar atmosphere, solar wind, and the Earth's magnetosphere transitional areas is made. The ground-based observations of fluctuations of the convective velocity component in active and quiet solar photosphere were used for the analysis. They were obtained by the 70-cm vacuum tower telescope VTT in Isanie (Tenerife Island, Spain), and satellite measurements of magnetic field fluctuations obtained by the satellite C3 of spacecraft mission “Cluster-2” (the data are of temporal discreteness of 22.5 Hz). To characterize turbulent processes we conducted (at different scales) the analysis of moments of distribution function for velocity fluctuations and magnetic field, spectral and wavelet analysis. The obtained dependences were compared with the existing description models of homogeneous and inhomogeneous turbulent processes. Along with various types of turbulent processes in the analyzed areas we have noted the possibility of realization of self-organized plasma structures in magnetic active regions of the solar photosphere and of multiple nature of the dynamics of the magnetosphere. Magnetosphere behaves as a self-organizing system with different characteristic scales. Thus, if the abrupt spikes of the parameters in the transition region of the Earth’s magnetosphere are present, then the appearance of the inverse cascade process is recorded.

Keywords: inverse cascade processes in the Earth’s magnetosphere, self-organization magnetic plasma structures., the solar wind plasma, the transition regions of the magnetosphere of the Earth, turbulent processes

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