TY - JOUR

T1 - Interpreting Ulysses Data Using Inverse Scattering Theory: Oblique Alfvén Waves

AU - Reynolds, Mark Anthony

AU - Wheeler IV, Henry R

AU - Hamilton, R.L.

N1 - Wheeler, H. R., IV, M. A. Reynolds, and R. L. Hamilton (2015), Interpreting Ulysses data using inverse scattering theory: Oblique Alfven waves,
J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120,
doi:10.1002/2014JA020770.

PY - 2015/2/1

Y1 - 2015/2/1

N2 - Solitary wave structures observed by the Ulysses spacecraft in the solar wind were analyzed using both inverse scattering theory and direct numerical integration of the derivative nonlinear Schrödinger (DNLS) equation. Several of these structures were found to be consistent with soliton solutions of the DNLS equation. Such solitary structures have been commonly observed in the space plasma environment and may, in fact, be long-lived solitons. While the generation of these solitons may be due to an instability mechanism, e.g., the mirror instability, they may be observable far from the source region due to their coherent nature.

AB - Solitary wave structures observed by the Ulysses spacecraft in the solar wind were analyzed using both inverse scattering theory and direct numerical integration of the derivative nonlinear Schrödinger (DNLS) equation. Several of these structures were found to be consistent with soliton solutions of the DNLS equation. Such solitary structures have been commonly observed in the space plasma environment and may, in fact, be long-lived solitons. While the generation of these solitons may be due to an instability mechanism, e.g., the mirror instability, they may be observable far from the source region due to their coherent nature.

UR - https://commons.erau.edu/publication/401

M3 - Article

SN - 2169-9402

VL - 120

JO - Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

JF - Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

ER -