Astrophysical MHD turbulence: Confluence of observations, simulations, and theory

Blakesley Burkhart, Alex Lazarian

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Abstract

Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence is a critical component of the current paradigms of star formation, dynamo theory, particle transport, magnetic reconnection and evolution of the ISM. In order to gain understanding of how MHD turbulence regulates processes in the Galaxy, a confluence of numerics, observations and theory must be imployed. In these proceedings we review recent progress that has been made on the connections between theoretical, numerical, and observational understanding of MHD turbulence as it applies to both the neutral and ionized interstellar medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar and Astrophysical Dynamos and Magnetic Activity
EditorsAlexander G. Kosovichev, Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino, Yihua Yan
Pages325-336
Number of pages12
EditionS294
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS294
Volume8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • ISM: general
  • MHD (magnetohydrodynamics)
  • Turbulence

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