A doubling of the Sun's coronal magnetic field during the past 100 years

@article{Lockwood1999ADO,
  title={A doubling of the Sun's coronal magnetic field during the past 100 years},
  author={Mike Lockwood and Richard Stamper and Matthew N. Wild},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={399},
  pages={437-439}
}
The solar wind is an extended ionized gas of very high electrical conductivity, and therefore drags some magnetic flux out of the Sun to fill the heliosphere with a weak interplanetary magnetic field,. Magnetic reconnection—the merging of oppositely directed magnetic fields—between the interplanetary field and the Earth's magnetic field allows energy from the solar wind to enter the near-Earth environment. The Sun's properties, such as its luminosity, are related to its magnetic field, although… Expand
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