The mathematics of the solar wind

25 Feb 2013

At http://phys.org/print280693945.html ... scientists are looking further into the solar wind, the stream of particles and electro-magnetic waves that originate in the Sun and are deflected, mostly, by the protective bubble around the Earth, the magnetosphere. Alfven waves have now been mathematically equated - by a scientist at NASA Goddard. These equations can now be used to predict and evaluate the imput of the solar wind and the consequence of this is that they will be embedded in climate models. The paper is published in Physical Review Letters (Dec 4th 2012) (http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v109/i23/e231102)