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Turbulence and Heating in Space Plasmas
Convener: Christopher Chen  | Co-Conveners: Olga Alexandrova , C.-Philippe Escoubet , Luca Sorriso-Valvo 
 / Thu, 12 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Thu, 12 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The majority of space plasmas are in a turbulent state, displaying fluctuations and nonlinear behaviour at a broad range of scales. A variety of these plasmas are also seen to be heated, with dissipation of turbulence as a possible explanation. Many aspects of the turbulence and heating, and their interaction with other space plasma phenomena (e.g., shocks, reconnection, and instabilities), however, remain to be fully understood. This session will address these questions through discussion of observational, theoretical, numerical, and laboratory work to understand these processes. This session is relevant to many currently operating missions (e.g., Wind, Cluster, STEREO, THEMIS, Van Allen Probes, DSCOVR, MMS) and possible future missions (e.g., Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, THOR).