Determination of the Turbulent Diffusion Coefficient in the Plasma Sheet Using the Project INTERBALL Data

Ovchinnikov I.L.; Antonova E.E.; Yermolaev, Y.I


The results of an analysis of velocity fluctuations in the plasma sheet of the Earth's magnetotail measured onboard INTERBALL Tail Probe satellite are presented. The hodographs of the velocity in directions (Y, Z) and correlation functions are presented for a number of passages when the satellite was in the plasma sheet for a long time. The turbulent diffusion coefficients are calculated. A comparison of the obtained diffusion coefficients with those predicted theoretically in [1] is carried out. It is shown that the results of observations confirm theoretical predictions.

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Título de la Revista: Cosmic Research
Volumen: 38
Número: 6
Editorial: Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Fecha de publicación: 2000
Página de inicio: 557
Página final: 561