Figure 7(c) shows the break frequency, fbV normalized to fd as a function of ion β, and indeed, the plot does not exhibit any clear dependence; the correlation coefficient is very low. Primordial inhomogeneities served as the seeds for structure formation. (2015) has shown a very good correlation of the break frequency between MHD and kinetic scales with the gyrostructure frequency for solar wind density variations, but the dependence on β was not analyzed. An analogous analysis of a dependence of the break point on the inertial length frequency is shown in Figure 6(b). Figure 6. The normalization is with respect to (a) the inertial length frequency, {f}_{b}^{V}/{f}_{L}; (b) the gyrostructure frequency, {f}_{b}^{V}/{f}_{g}; and (c) the fd parameter (see the text for its explanation), {f}_{b}^{V}/{f}_{d}. (2006, 2007) for the bulk velocity. For this reason, the present study is limited to 2 Hz only. The red segments and diagonal line have the same meaning as in Figure 3. fluctuation power spectra From the Newtonian point of ... Conversely, the n = 1 ‘scale-invariant’ spectrum thus represents a density ﬁeld that is super-uniform on large scales, but with enhanced small-scale ﬂuctuations. The statistics, based on more than 42,000 individual spectra, show that: (1) the spectra of bulk and thermal speeds can be fitted by two power-law segments; (2) despite their large variations, the parameters characterizing frequency spectrum fits computed on each particular time interval are very similar for both quantities; (3) the median slopes of the bulk and thermal speeds of the segment attributed to the MHD scale are −1.43 and −1.38, respectively, whereas they are −3.08 and −2.43 in the kinetic range; (4) the kinetic range slopes of bulk and thermal speed spectra become equal when either the ion density or magnetic field strength are high; (5) the break between MHD and kinetic scales seems to be controlled by the ion β parameter; (6) the best scaling parameter for bulk and thermal speed variations is a sum of the inertial length and proton thermal gyroradius; and (7) the above conclusions can be applied to the density variations if the background magnetic field is very low. All rights reserved. This duration was chosen as a compromise between the noise in the frequency spectrum that increases with decreasing interval length and variations of the background parameters. Chen et al. You will need to select a minimum of one corridor. The only criterion for the selection of intervals was that the spacecraft was upstream of the bow shock. Nevertheless, the correlation coefficients exceed 0.7 in all panels. 1983; Muller & Grappin 2005; Boldyrev & Perez 2009, 2012; Chen et al. Recently, a power-law spectrum of magnetic and density fluctuations with a spectral index close to −2.8 seems to have been established (e.g., Chen et al. The gas clumping factor estimated from the power spectrum of the density fluctuations is lower than 7-8 per cent for radii ~30-220 kpc from the center, leading to a density bias of less than 3-4 per cent in the cluster core. Later, the spectral slope of velocity fluctuations very close to −3/2 was confirmed as presented by many authors who used different spacecraft data and various techniques of spectral analysis (Mangeney et al. The panels of this figure show the parameters describing the shape of the thermal speed spectra (break point, Slope 1, and Slope 2) as a function of the same parameter of the bulk speed spectrum. One can see that the ratio fb/fL tends toward unity with a decreasing β (Figure 7(a)), whereas the fb/fg ratio is about unity for several events with largest β (Figure 7(b)). We searched for conditions typical for such slow dissipation and found that the flat spectra are observed when either the magnetic field or plasma density is high. The same is true for Slope 1, which corresponds to the range of MHD fluctuations. The gyrostructure frequency is usually lower for high-β events; thus a difference between red symbols in Figures 6(a) and (c) is negligible and the correlation coefficients are higher (0.43) in both panels. Currently, it is thought that the residual energy in the solar wind fluctuations can be injected by driving or can arise from turbulent interactions (Chen et al. The correlation coefficients above the panel are given for the full data set (black) and for particular subsets. The slopes in the MHD range are around −1.4, i.e., close to the value of −1.5 suggested by Podesta et al. It should be noted that the flattening of the speed spectra in the range of investigated frequencies was found neither for any individual spectrum nor for median spectra (Figure 2). On the other hand, for the low-β events (blue), there is no correlation of the speed break point and inertial length frequency. (2) The whole frequency interval (0.001–2 Hz) is divided into 1000 equidistant parts on a logarithmic scale. 2015), or (2) the slope becomes gradual if the dissipation weakens (e.g., Smith et al. Published 2016 July 11, https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/825/2/121. This means that a part of the spectra belongs to intervals in the weak foreshock, downstream of IP shocks or within ICMEs. These variations can influence turbulence at shorter scales, which is the main subject of the present study. We analyze the fluctuations of an electronic thermal current across an idealized molecular junction. This n = 1 spectrum was considered a generic possibility long The velocity power spectrum is consistent with cascade of turbulence and its slope is in a broad agreement with the slope for canonical Kolmogorov turbulence. The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The power spectrum of matter density fluctuations has now been measured with considerable accuracy across roughly four decades in scale. The BMSW data are available via http://aurora.troja.mff.cuni.cz/spektr-r/project/. They investigated the nature of MHD fluctuations occurring both upstream and downstream of parallel sub- and supercritical fast forward IP shocks. (2014a) argued that the break occurs at the gyrostructure frequency in high-β plasma but at the ion inertial length in the low-β environment. The first and third quartiles are given as scatter estimates. Within this formalism, one usually considers the fractional energy density of the fluctuations, given by: To understand the physical mechanisms of solar wind turbulence, various topics have been addressed: the nature and properties of the fluctuations, the origin and evolution of turbulence in the interplanetary medium, the mechanisms of the turbulent cascade of energy, dissipation at the smallest scales, etc. 2014a). Although these two interpretations are basically identical, the first of them underlines an increase of forcing, whereas the second accents the lack of dissipation. On the other hand, an analysis of the density variations (Figure 1(c)) revealed three power-law segments of the density spectrum, consistent with the study of Šafránková et al. 2015 for a discussion of different methods of smoothing). (2013b). Šafránková et al. Note that 160 individual spectra overlap in the figure and the corresponding PSDs are shown by the small black dots. 2006; Alexandrova et al. Number 2 The red lines display linear fits, and the values of their slopes are given within the panels. (2009), the plateau in the density spectrum is caused by a dominance of kinetic Alfvén over MHD turbulence and, consequently, break point 2 is a characteristic of kinetic fluctuations rather than an indication of dissipation. By contrast, all available solar wind measurements are shown in Figure 2. Nevertheless, the dependences of normalized break frequencies on β in Figures 7(a) and (b) are opposite and thus a combination of these normalizations would be independent on β. Leamon et al. Magnetic spectra are variable and ion instabilities occur as a function of the local plasma parameters. Observations of the solar wind magnetic field have shown that the magnetic power spectral density is a power law of approximately k −5/3 at large scales in the inertial range (e.g., Matthaeus & Goldstein 1982; Bruno & Carbone 2013), where aspects of the MHD approximation can be used (Biskamp 1993), as predicted by Goldreich & Sridhar . Although both break points are almost identical when their frequencies are low (about 0.1–0.2 Hz), the speed break point is lower in a systematic way in the high-frequency range. By use of the Green function method we derive an explicit expression for the frequency‐dependent power spectral density of the emerging energy fluctuations. the fluctuations prior to the onset. Its membership of about 7,000 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects comprising contemporary astronomy. Power spectral density (PSD) functions were obtained for the analysis of the pressure fluctuation. Our set covers generally the same time intervals, and thus we present this analysis in Figure 8. It works to advance physics research, application and education; and engages with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics. The correlation coefficients are low (0.14), and thus we can conclude that the spectral break does not depend on the inertial length frequency for our low-β events. We calculate the evolution of the power spectrum P(k,a) of the density field in the Zel'dovich approximation, which can be reduced to a single one-dimensional integral. Google Scholar. All rights reserved. Export citation and abstract The values of power indices and frequencies of break points, together with the averaged values of basic parameters like the magnetic field magnitude, ion density, speed, and temperature, and their standard deviations, create a database for further statistical processing. Figure 5. The inertial length frequency, fL, is defined as the ratio fL = Vsw/ 2π L where L is the inertial length. 2011, 2013a). C.H.K.C. The difference apparently decreases for the slopes around −2.5 but the number of such gradual spectra is rather small. Accepted 2016 May 2 2008; Chen et al. 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Since we are analyzing approximately 42,000 individual spectra, the significance level of all values of the correlation coefficient are above 99%. A comparison of corresponding panels in both Figures 7 and 8 reveals the following. 1/f noise is an intermediate between the well understood white noise with no correlation in time and random walk (Brownian motion) noise with no correlation between increments. Scaling of normalized break points of velocity fluctuations according to ion β. (2015) limited the statistical analysis of ion density frequency spectra to 8 Hz in order to avoid an influence of the instrumental noise on the shape of the spectra. was supported by an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship. In situ solar wind measurements near ion scales have been rare up to now, and thus the purpose of this investigation is to estimate the power-law exponents and ion break frequency of the bulk and thermal velocity fluctuations at kinetic scales. The colored points show break points of individual spectra, and the heavy horizontal broken lines are medians in bins of the gyrostructure frequency. 1998; Smith et al. 2007; Podesta et al. 2008, 2009; Sahraoui et al. Figure 1. Figure 4 compares the break frequencies corresponding to the transition from the MHD to kinetic regime for the density (break point 2) and bulk speed spectra; the figure format is identical to Figure 3. On the other hand, Figure 7(c) shows that the scaling suggested by Leamon et al. The velocity break frequency is always lower than both the inertial length frequency and the gyrostructure frequency. The real-space density correlations can also be extracted from the measured temperature power spectrum. 2015), the non-monotonic profiles of dependences in Figure 4 are surprising. Chen et al. 2007; Salem et al. We obtain a simple fitting formula for the smoothing scale used in the truncated Zel'dovich approximation. The figure is analogous to Figure 1 but Figure 1 uses one time interval that was carefully chosen as the pristine solar wind without large disturbances and located sufficiently far away from the bow shock. The low-frequency limit (0.001 Hz) is determined by the length of the analyzed intervals, which was set to 20 minutes. The solar wind plasma is a strongly turbulent environment with electromagnetic fields and plasma properties that fluctuate over a wide range of timescales. All selected time series were then broken into 20 minute subintervals, FFTs were computed, and the spectra were fitted with two power-law functions. Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Postfach 1523, D-85740 Garching, Germany. The previous section demonstrated a very similar behavior of thermal and bulk speed fluctuations; thus we will analyze only the bulk speed hereafter. (1991) reported that the velocity spectra are systematically less steep than the magnetic field spectra. The Astrophysical Journal, The spectral behavior of magnetic field or velocity fluctuations is usually analyzed using the sum of the power spectral densities of all three components. 2006, 2007; Podesta & Borovsky 2010; Boldyrev et al. This conclusion was supported with an analysis of magnetic field spectra and we have shown that it can be applied to the speed spectra as well. The figure compares frequency spectra of the proton bulk speed (panel 1(a)), proton thermal speed (panel 1(b)), and ion density (panel 1(c)) computed on the time interval of 1600–1900 UT, 2012 July 6. (2015), namely, it consists of three power-law segments that are divided by two break points. 2009). http://aurora.troja.mff.cuni.cz/spektr-r/project/. You will only need to do this once. However, computations of the speed and temperature are based on the derivative of the Faraday cup deceleration characteristics and this process increases the noise in the processed data. As the histogram shows, the set does not contain intervals with extreme values of β, and thus we have chosen values of 0.1 and 1 as limits. The solar wind measurements originate from 2011 August to 2014 December; however, the measurements exhibit some limitations: (1) observations are not continuous, (2) the instrument can register the solar wind velocity up to ≈570 km s−1, and (3) the on board magnetometer is not in operation. Above the panels, the correlation coefficients for all β (black), for low-β (blue), and for high-β (red) events are shown. 84/32, Moscow 117997, Russia, J. Šafránková https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4178-5206, Z. Němeček https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8160-3051, C. H. K. Chen https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4529-3620, Received 2016 March 23 Comparison between the velocity break point and density break point 2. Scaling of velocity fluctuations as a function of ion β. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 2012; Bruno & Carbone 2013; Howes 2015; Riazantseva et al. 2011a; Chen et al. The meaning of points and lines is the same as in previous figures. The focus here will be on the spectral features of the resulting heat fluctuations. Although the time resolution is sufficient for the determination of spectral properties up to 16 Hz, Šafránková et al. Power Spectral Density (PSD) is a frequency-domain plot of power per Hz vs frequency. This paper analyzes the shape and scaling of the power spectral densities of variations of the proton bulk and thermal speeds in the solar wind. Receive alerts on all new research papers in American Astronomical Society The normalization is with respect to (a) the inertial length frequency, {f}_{b}^{N}/{f}_{L}; (b) the gyrostructure frequency, {f}_{b}^{N}/{f}_{g}; and (c) the fd parameter, {f}_{b}^{N}/{f}_{d}. The frequency ranges used in the present study (0.001–2 Hz for both bulk and thermal speeds and 0.001–8 Hz for density fluctuations) cover a transition from the MHD-governed scale to shorter scales where the kinetic processes become increasingly important. This conclusion was based on an analysis of magnetic field variations. Šafránková et al. The American Astronomical Society. You do not need to reset your password if you login via Athens or an Institutional login. 2011) can be applied. Therefore, 1/f noise can not be obtained by the simple procedure of integration or of differentiation of such convenient signals. The density break frequency is always lower than the gyrostructure frequency, whereas it is above the inertial length frequency in low-, The density break frequency is larger than the speed break frequency; the difference decreases with. (A A S ) journals as soon as they are published. (2013a) have shown that the fluctuations of the bulk and thermal speeds are similar to each other and that the spectral indices differ from those determined for the density fluctuations (Chen et al. This paper analyzes solar wind power spectra of bulk and thermal speed fluctuations that are computed with a time resolution of 32 ms in the frequency range of 0.001–2 Hz. Power spectra measurements for the density fluctuation in a jet flame using dual laser vibrometry S. Köberl∗, 1, F. Giuliani1, F. Fontaneto2, J. Woisetschläger1 1Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dyna mics, Graz University of Technology, A-8010 Graz, Austria 2Laboratorio di Fluidodinamica delle Macchine, Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, 20156 Milano, (1998) for cyclotron resonant wave damping can also be applied to the speed variations regardless of β. 2015). RIS. This wavenumber corresponds to the frequency observed in the spacecraft frame, fd = VSW/2π (L + Rg). Brownian motion is the integral of white noise, and integration of a signal increases the exponent \alpha by 2 whereas the inverse operation of differentiation decreases it by 2. Observations of the solar wind magnetic field have shown that the magnetic power spectral density is a power law of approximately k−5/3 at large scales in the inertial range (e.g., Matthaeus & Goldstein 1982; Bruno & Carbone 2013), where aspects of the MHD approximation can be used (Biskamp 1993), as predicted by Goldreich & Sridhar (1995). The intermediate values are denoted in black. The concept and use of the power spectrum of a signal is fundamental in electrical engineering, especially in electronic communication systems, including radio communications, radars, and related systems, plus passive remote sensing technology. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. One can see a relatively good scaling of the high-β events with the gyrostructure frequency and a little worse but still a good scaling of the low-β events. (2014a) argued that this transition is controlled by the inertial length for very low β, whereas it occurs at the proton gyroradius in high-β plasma. The diagonal black lines indicate an equality of the given quantities. The largest correlation coefficient is for the break point between scales (Figure 3(a)) and we can conclude that these breaks are controlled by the same mechanism. The spectral indices at this range vary from −5 to −2 and differ by ≈0.5 with an exception of very flat spectra (Slope 2 of VSW > −2.5 in Figure 3(c)). We discuss their spectral properties and dependencies on solar wind parameters and compare them with density fluctuations. (2015) using a two-step procedure: (1) A set of overlapped 20 minute basic subintervals is created and the FFT is computed at each subinterval. This panel compares the slopes corresponding to the kinetic range and one can see that the steeper slope of the bulk speed spectrum shown in Figure 2 is a typical feature found for the majority of the analyzed intervals. The most successful scenario to date is the cold-dark-matter (CDM) model, with A+-0.9, with a baryon density Q~-0.1, with h =0.5 and 6 — 1.4— 2.5. 2006, 2007; Podesta & Borovsky 2010; Boldyrev et al. Corresponding slopes and breaks are given in particular panels. However, it is an open question whether or not cyclotron damping can act on low-frequency turbulence in the solar wind (Chen et al. Since the gyrostructure frequency is mainly determined by the magnitude of the magnetic field and the same holds for β, the two groups of β are well separated in the figure. (2014a), but this suggestion was based on a discussion of events with β > 10 and/or β < 0.03. The smoothed spectra of speeds are then fitted with two (the density spectrum in the panel 1(c) with three) straight lines and these fits are shown with red lines. Since inertial length frequency is typically smaller than gyrostructure frequency for small β, the blue points and lines (low-β events) are nearly the same as the symbols in Figure 6(b). Distributions of β in our data set. Power spectrum of density fluctuations in a finite reactive-diffusive system: resistance fluctuation spectroscopy V BALAKRISHNAN and N K BANSAL* Reactor Research Centre, Kalpakkam 603 102 *Permanent address: St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007 2009; Chen et al. © 2016. The Zel'dovich approximation, combined with an initial spectrum, appears to yield a surprisingly good prescription of the large-scale matter distribution for the evolution of structure in the Universe; in particular, it describes the evolution of structure fairly accurately well into the non-linear regime, and is thus superior to the standard Eulerian linear perturbation theory. BibTeX Find out more. © 2016. We evaluate the power spectrum for standard hot dark matter (HDM) and cold dark matter (CDM) spectra; in the latter case, we employ the truncated Zel'dovich approximation which has been shown previously to yield much better agreement with the results from N-body simulations in cases where the primordial power spectrum contains large amounts of power on small scales. Since the smoothing described above uses 1000 values, the rectangles merge in one black thick line and the individual points can be distinguished only at the frequencies above 1 Hz or in the density panel (panel (c)). 2011a), consistent with MHD turbulence predictions and numerical simulations. Blue points: the slope of the power-law function is assumed −3.1 and −4 for the innermost annulus 0–1.5 and for other six regions, respectively. 2011; Wang et al. This frequency has a good physical meaning because the spacecraft in the solar wind would observe such a frequency if the structures of size RT are convected past. The instrument principles and the methods of determining the distribution function moments can be found in Šafránková et al. Please note, The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL) and Research Notes of the AAS (RNAAS) By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies. This work was supported in part by the project LH15136 financed by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, and in part by the Czech Science Foundation under Contract 16-04956S. The slope of the bulk speed spectrum in the MHD range is close to the already suggested value of 3/2. The density and speed break frequencies are both about equal to the gyrostructure frequency. Figure 7 suggests that a scaling of the bulk speed variations obeys similar rules as the scaling of magnetic field turbulence analyzed in Chen et al. Since it is generally believed that ion β is an important factor influencing the compressibility of the system and thus the nature of the investigated fluctuations (Servidio et al. Figure 4. The break between the MHD and kinetic ranges is at about 0.2 Hz for both quantities but Slope 2, corresponding to the ion kinetic range, is different, being near −3.1 for the bulk and only about −2.4 for the thermal speed, respectively. The multipole power spectrum described in the preceding paragraphs and displayed in the figure below is derived from mathematical expansion of the CMB temperature fluctuations in terms of the functions mathematicians call spherical harmonics. To test whether or not it can be used for speed fluctuations, we divided our set into three groups according to the ion β calculated from mean values of the magnetic field, proton temperature, and density on 20 minute intervals. The American Astronomical Society. We have checked these spectra and found that they correspond to foreshock intervals or intervals containing IP shocks and similar strong discontinuities. Figure 6 apparently contradicts the suggestion of Chen et al. By contrast, only two linear parts and one break point can be identified in the frequency spectra of bulk and thermal speeds in Figures 1(a) and (b). The automated routine fits each individual smoothed spectrum with two power-law functions and the break point is determined as the frequency corresponding to their intersection. Figure 3. It is true for the extreme values of β analyzed there and probably for intermediate values as well. ADS. Slopes 1 and 2 and break points of the bulk speed spectra, respectively, as a function of the same quantity of the thermal speed spectra. A linear dependence of the density break point on this frequency suggests that the character of turbulence changes when the fluctuations become comparable to the proton gyroradius. 1 Why density ﬂuctuations? Dash points: k min = 1/R, k max = ∞. An expression is derived which relates the mean curvature of isodensity surfaces to the power spectrum of density fluctuations in the linear regime of Gaussian fluctuations with random phases. The density fluctuations are often described by the power spectrum, here given by the dimensionless version Δ 2 (k) such that σ 2 = ∫ Δ 2 (k) d ln k , where k is the wavenumber in an isotropic universe so that it does not depend on direction (the wavelength of the Fourier components is 2π/k), and σ is the standard deviation of the density relative to the mean density. The first step of this method is an evaluation of Power Spectrum Density (PSD) on fluid, from design specifications such as flow rates, diameters of pipes and materials. The magnetic field exhibits an average spectral index close to −5/3 (e.g., Podesta & Borovsky 2010; Boldyrev et al. This panel is given for comparison and uses only 100 subintervals for smoothing. For example, the density break point of 1 Hz roughly corresponds to the 0.3 Hz break point in the speed spectrum. The power spectrum of density fluctuations in the Zel'dovich approximation Peter Schneider, Peter Schneider Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Postfach 1523, D-85740 Garching, Germany. This simplified view can be applied on the velocity spectra but the density spectra exhibit two breaks and a plateau between them (Figure 1(c)). Figure 8. It has a worldwide membership of around 50 000 comprising physicists from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in physics. Search for other works by this author on: © 1995 Royal Astronomical Society. The CMB power spectrum is defined somewhat differently with f (x) = (x) = [T (x) - T] as the millionth temperature difference at point x to its average. Boldyrev & Perez (2009) proposed that weak turbulence naturally generates a condensate of residual energy in small parallel wavenumber modes. 2011). of nonlinearity when the first objects collapse in the Universe is then complete-ly determined, characterized by a power spectrum for density fluctuations, P (k). Density Fluctuations Upstream and Downstream of Interplanetary Shocks, Solar Wind Density Spectra around the Ion Spectral Break, Decay of Solar Wind Turbulence behind Interplanetary Shocks, Solar Wind Turbulence from MHD to Sub-ion Scales: High-resolution Hybrid Simulations, High-resolution Hybrid Simulations of Kinetic Plasma Turbulence at Proton Scales, On Spectral Breaks in the Power Spectra of Magnetic Fluctuations in Fast Solar Wind between 0.3 and 0.9 AU. 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