Articles | Volume 25, issue 1
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 25, 39–54, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-25-39-2018

Special issue: Nonlinear Waves and Chaos

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 25, 39–54, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-25-39-2018

Review article 30 Jan 2018

Review article | 30 Jan 2018

Intermittent turbulence in the heliosheath and the magnetosheath plasmas based on Voyager and THEMIS data

Wiesław M. Macek et al.

Data sets

THEMIS mission data GSFC http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov

Short summary
The aim of this review is a comparison of intermittency in the heliosphere and the magnetosphere. We show that turbulence in the heliosheath and even at the heliospheric boundaries is intermittent. Moreover, analysis of turbulence in the magnetosheath shows that for very high Alfvénic Mach numbers and high plasma beta we have non-Gaussian statistics in the transverse directions. However, for directions parallel to the magnetic fields, the plasma is close to equilibrium.