Properties of MHD turbulence and its consequences for the ISM and ICM

D. Falceta-Goncalves*, G. Kowal, A. Lazarian

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It is well known that the interstellar (ISM) and intergalactic (ICM) media are threaded by large scale magnetic fields. The understanding of its role on the dynamics of the media is, however, still in progress. For the ISM, magnetic fields may control or, at least, play a major role on the turbulence cascade leading to the star formation process. The ICM, on the other hand, is assumed to be thermally dominated but still the magnetic field may play an important role on the processes of acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays. In this work we provide a review of the latest theoretical results on the evolution of MHD turbulence under collisional and collisionless plasma approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHIGHLIGHTS OF ASTRONOMY, VOL 15
EditorsIF Corbett
Place of PublicationCAMBRIDGE
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-107-00533-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event27th IAU General Assembly - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 Aug 200914 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameIAU Symposium Proceedings Series
ISSN (Print)1743-9213


Conference27th IAU General Assembly
CityRio de Janeiro


  • hydrodynamics
  • turbulence
  • methods: numerical
  • ISM: magnetic fields
  • galaxies: clusters: general


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