Comparison of 74-MHz interplanetary scintillation and IMP 7 observations of the solar wind during 1973Solar wind velocities measured by earth-orbiting spacecraft are compared with velocities determined from interplanetary scintillation (IPS) observations for 1973, a period when high-velocity streams were prevalent. The spacecraft and IPS velocities agree well in the mean and are highly correlated. No simple model for the distribution of enhanced turbulence within streams is sufficient to explain the velocity comparison results for the entire year. Although a simple proportionality between density fluctuation level and bulk density is consistent with IPS velocities for some periods, some streams appear to have enhanced turbulence in the high-velocity region, where the density is low.
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Coles, W. A. (California Univ. La Jolla, CA, United States)
Harmon, J. K. (California, University La Jolla, Calif., United States)
Lazarus, A. J. (California Univ. La Jolla, CA, United States)
Sullivan, J. D. (MIT Cambridge, Mass., United States)