Articles | Volume 36, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 36, 1607–1630, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-1607-2018
Ann. Geophys., 36, 1607–1630, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-1607-2018

Regular paper 30 Nov 2018

Regular paper | 30 Nov 2018

Solar wind and kinetic heliophysics

Eckart Marsch

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This paper originated from the lecture I gave as the Hannes Alfvén medalist at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna in spring 2018. The paper reviews various aspects of modern solar wind physics and elucidates the role Alfvén waves play in solar wind acceleration and turbulence, which prevail in the low corona and inner heliosphere. Our understanding of the solar wind has recently made considerable progress based on remote sensing, in situ measurements, kinetic simulation and fluid modeling.