2014b; Šafránková et al. The format of the figure is the same as that in Figure 7. The resulting expression reproduces the result from linear perturbation theory for small values of the cosmic scale factor a. The red segments and diagonal line have the same meaning as in Figure 3. The spectra were computed on short intervals and they are rather noisy, which results in a spread of their parameters. 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. This coefficient is equal to 1 if the two variables are monotonically related. C.H.K.C. However, both dependences are weak because, whereas a range of β is as broad as four orders of magnitude, the fb/fL ratio changes by a factor of about seven, and the fb/fg ratio by a factor of 20. This slope is around −1.5 (between −1 and −2) in a great majority of the cases but even rare events with slopes in the range from −1 to 0 exhibit the same trend (Figure 3(b)). (2) The whole frequency interval (0.001–2 Hz) is divided into 1000 equidistant parts on a logarithmic scale. The blue and red points and lines mark two β ranges. Nevertheless, we will return to this point in the discussion. J. Šafránková1, Z. Němeček1, F. Němec1, L. Přech1, C. H. K. Chen2, and G. N. Zastenker3, Published 2016 July 11 • 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. By contrast, all available solar wind measurements are shown in Figure 2. 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. On the other hand, for the low-β events (blue), there is no correlation of the speed break point and inertial length frequency. Figure 1. Search for other works by this author on: © 1995 Royal Astronomical Society. 2015), or (2) the slope becomes gradual if the dissipation weakens (e.g., Smith et al. Between ion and electron scales, a small-scale turbulent cascade of the magnetic energy from proton scales, where kinetic properties of ions do not meet fluid approximations, is characterized by a steeper power law with a spectral index varying between −2 and −4 (e.g., Leamon et al. 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. 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. 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. 2011b; Chen et al. The overlapping duration is 19 minutes and thus, for example, a 1 hr interval of continuous measurements provides 40 basic subintervals. The frequency of the break point of the bulk (thermal) speed spectrum is at a lower frequency than break point 2 of the density spectrum, consistent with the preliminary study of Šafránková 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. It has a worldwide membership of around 50 000 comprising physicists from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in physics. © 2016. In order to reveal the unsteady features of gas–solid flow, the pressure fluctuations were measured at different locations along the length of the pipeline while conveying powders through the pipeline. In the panels, the original spectra are shown as small black dots; the rectangles stand for smoothed values; the fits of the spectra are highlighted by the red broken line; and values of the spectral slopes and breaks are given in each panel. (2014a) suggested that the break point would be determined by the larger of two characteristic lengths; thus Figure 6(c) compares results of our analysis with this suggestion. 2009). Above the panels, the correlation coefficients for all β (black), for low-β (blue), and for high-β (red) events are shown. The fits shown by the red lines reveal that the similarity of the bulk and thermal speeds shown in Figure 1 is a typical feature. 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. The magnetic field exhibits an average spectral index close to −5/3 (e.g., Podesta & Borovsky 2010; Boldyrev et al. We show how, based on considerations on the observed form of the galaxy 2-point spatial correlation function xi(r), a very simplified -- yet surprisingly effective -- model for the linear density fluctuations power spectrum can be constructed. The vertical lines mark the limits of the β analysis. The colored points show break points of individual spectra, and the heavy horizontal broken lines are medians in bins of the gyrostructure frequency. 2011a; Chen et al. Published 2016 July 11, https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/825/2/121. Surprisingly, the largest correlation coefficient between fb and fL was found for a group of high-β events. 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. For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. 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. The velocity break frequency is always lower than both the inertial length frequency and the gyrostructure frequency. In-flation can explain the origin and predict their spectrum. 2011b; Chen et al. We first relate the observed large-scale shape of xi(r) to a power-law form for the power spectrum, P(k)\\propto k^{-2.2}. 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. Accepted 2016 May 2 We follow the approach of Šafránková et al. Abstract: We calculate the output power density spectrum for a simple voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) circuit. Since the velocity break frequency is between the two breaks of the density spectrum, we can conclude that the breakdown of the MHD cascade happens in all fields in roughly the same place. 2015). Figure 2. This systematic study is based on a relatively large set of the plasma data from the Bright Monitor of Solar Wind (BMSW) instrument that was launched on board the Spektr-R spacecraft. RIS. 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 Sleep EEG power spectra (also known as power density) for individual subjects are highly consistent between nights. (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. was supported by an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship. 1998; Smith et al. These variations can influence turbulence at shorter scales, which is the main subject of the present study. Citation J. Šafránková et al 2016 ApJ 825 121, 1 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, V Holešovičkách 2, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic, 2 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK, 3 Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Profsoyuznaya ul. 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. Similar to many previous studies, we have found that the PSD of speeds can be well approximated with two power-law segments divided by a clear break (Figures 1(a) and (b)). We cannot directly check this hypothesis due to the lack of magnetic field measurements on board Spektr-R. Šafránková et al. Therefore, 1/f noise can not be obtained by the simple procedure of integration or of differentiation of such convenient signals. 2011). Our set covers generally the same time intervals, and thus we present this analysis in Figure 8. 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. The previous section demonstrated a very similar behavior of thermal and bulk speed fluctuations; thus we will analyze only the bulk speed hereafter. 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. BibTeX Note that this comment is valid to all correlations given in the present paper. 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. It works to advance physics research, application and education; and engages with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics. For example, the density break point of 1 Hz roughly corresponds to the 0.3 Hz break point in the speed spectrum. Please note, The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL) and Research Notes of the AAS (RNAAS) 2011). Dash points: k min = 1/R, k max = ∞. 2008, 2009; Sahraoui et al. Dependence of slope 2 on (a) bulk and (b) thermal PSD spectra as a function of ion β. The BMSW data are available via http://aurora.troja.mff.cuni.cz/spektr-r/project/. Luttrell & Richter studied power spectra of magnetic field and density fluctuations in the frequency range of 10 −4 −10 −2 Hz. Since we would like to compare the results of this study of velocity fluctuations with a similar analysis of density fluctuations (Šafránková et al. The authors thank the Wind team for the magnetic field data. 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. Comparison between the velocity break point and density break point 2. 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. 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. 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)). 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. do not currently use the corridors. (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 American Astronomical Society. (1991) reported that the velocity spectra are systematically less steep than the magnetic field spectra. However, it is an open question whether or not cyclotron damping can act on low-frequency turbulence in the solar wind (Chen et al. The focus here will be on the spectral features of the resulting heat fluctuations. The plausibility of the fits was quantified using a χ square; note that about 15% of the spectra were eliminated from the set. Slightly different values obtained in our analysis (−1.47 in Figure 1 or 1.43 of the median spectrum in Figure 2) can be probably attributed to a limited set of data and thus the already published discussions on the formation of this slope (Podesta & Borovsky 2010; Boldyrev et al. The American Astronomical Society. 2015; Šafránková et al. However, the number of such events in our set is too small and thus we are showing the ratios of the break-point frequency and characteristic frequencies (fg and fL) in Figure 7 as a function of β. An analysis of the spectra at different distances from the Sun shows that the velocity field evolves more rapidly than the magnetic field (Roberts 2010) due to the dominance of the magnetic energy over the kinetic at inertial range scales (e.g., Belcher & Davis 1971; Podesta et al. 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. 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 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. This means that a part of the spectra belongs to intervals in the weak foreshock, downstream of IP shocks or within ICMEs. (1998) for cyclotron resonant wave damping can also be applied to the speed variations regardless of β. Figure 2 presents medians of all frequency spectra of bulk and thermal speeds in our data set. Since we expect a power-law spectrum, we do not use the mean values or medians but we fit all points falling into a given frequency interval with a straight line and apply the value of the fit in the middle of a particular interval as a smoothed value. 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