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The Faraday rotation experimentThe magnetized plasma of the solar corona was remotely sounded using the Faraday rotation effect. The solar magnetic field together with the electrons of the coronal plasma cause a measurable Faraday rotation effect, since the radio waves of Helios are linearly polarized. The measurement is performed at the ground stations. Alfven waves traveling from the Sun's surface through the corona into interplanetary space are observed. Helios 2 signals penetrating through a region where coronal mass is ejected show wavelike structures.
Document ID
19850019493
Document Type
Other
Authors
Volland, H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Levy, G. S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bird, M. K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stelzried, C. T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Seidel, B. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: DFVLR Ten Years of Helios
Subject Category
SOLAR PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.