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The Whole Heliosphere Interval: Campaign Summaries and Early ResultsThe Whole Heliosphere Interval (WHI) is an internationally coordinated observing and modeling effort to characterize the 3-dimensional interconnected solar-heliospheric-planetary system - a.k.a. the "heliophysical" system. The heart of the WHI campaign is the study of the interconnected 3-D heliophysical domain, from the interior of the Sun, to the Earth, outer planets, and into interstellar space. WHI observing campaigns began with the 3-0 solar structure from solar Carrington Rotation 2068, which ran from March 20 - April 16, 2008. Observations and models of the outer heliosphere and planetary impacts extended beyond those dates as necessary; for example, the solar wind transit time to outer planets can take months. WHI occurs during solar minimum, which optimizes our ability to characterize the 3-D heliosphere and trace the structure to the outer limits of the heliosphere. A summary of some of the key results from the WHI first workshop in August 2008 will be given.
Document ID
20080047933
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Thompson, Barbara J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gibson, Sarah E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kozyra, Janet U. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
November 9, 2008
Subject Category
Solar Physics
Meeting Information
American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on Universal Heliophysical Processes(Savannah, GA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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