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Conversion of magnetic field energy into kinetic energy in the solar windThe outflow of the solar magnetic field energy (the radial component of the Poynting vector) per steradian is inversely proportional to the solar wind velocity. It is a decreasing function of the heliocentric distance. When the magnetic field effect is included in the one-fluid model of the solar wind, the transformation of magnetic field energy into kinetic energy during the expansion process increases the solar wind velocity at 1 AU by 17 percent.
Document ID
19730002053
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Whang, Y. C. (Catholic Univ. of America Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center Solar Wind
Subject Category
SPACE RADIATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-09-005-063
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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