Magnetic turbulence in and around the Earth's magnetosphere
08 Jul 2008
1University of Calabria, Department of Physics, Rende, Italy
2Institute of Atmospheric Research, Prague, Czech Republic
3Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
*also at: Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Abstract. Magnetic turbulence is found in most space plasmas, including the geospace environment. Recent spacecraft observations of magnetic turbulence in the ion foreshock, in the magnetosheath, in the polar cusp regions, and in the magnetotail will be reviewed. Turbulence features like the fluctuation level, the spectral power law index, the turbulence anisotropy and intermittency, and the turbulence driver will be addressed. The influence of such a turbulence on the plasma transport and dynamics will be described, also using the results of numerical simulations.