Solar wind measurements provided by spacecraft represent an invaluable chance to study space plasma turbulence in situ. Important advances have been made in the understanding of the processes that determine the properties of the solar wind fluctuations and cause small-scale energy “dissipation”. Some of the aspects include intermittency, anisotropy, and the generation of small-scale structures. However, there are still several open issues on the interpretation of the experimental data. Recent results on these topics will be presented, largely focused on the Italian community contribution.
Author: Luca Sorriso-Valvo
Affiliation: CNR/Nanotec, Rende, Italy.