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Solar Wind Magnetic Fields
External Online Source: hdl:2014/30884
Author and Affiliation:
Smith, E. J.
Abstract: The magnetic fields originate as coronal fields that are converted into space by the supersonic, infinitely conducting, solar wind. On average, the sun's rotation causes the field to wind up and form an Archimedes Spiral. However, the field direction changes almost continuously on a variety of scales and the irregular nature of these changes is often interpreted as evidence that the solar wind flow is turbulent.
Publication Date: May 01, 1995
Document ID:
20060037331
(Acquired Sep 14, 2006)
Subject Category: SOLAR PHYSICS
Document Type: Preprint
Publication Information: Cosmic Winds and the Heliosphere
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CURVES (GEOMETRY); MAGNETIC FIELDS; ROTATION; SOLAR CORONA; SOLAR MAGNETIC FIELD; SOLAR WIND; TURBULENCE; VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION; WIND VELOCITY
Other Descriptors: SOLAR WIND
Availability Source: Other Sources
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