Interplanetary Magnetic Fields

  title={Interplanetary Magnetic Fields},
  author={P. Coleman and L. Davis and E. Smith and C. Sonett},
  pages={1099 - 1100}
Preliminary analysis of Mariner II magnetometer data indicates a persistent interplanetary field varying between a least 2 and 10 gamma (1γ = 10-5 gauss). The interplanetary field appears to lie mainly in the ecliptic plane, although there is a substantial, fluctuating, transverse component. The Mariner II data agree reasonably well with the prior Pioneer V observations. Typically, variations as large as 5 to 10 gamma in the field component radial from the sun are measured. Correlations with… Expand

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We acknowledge the assistance of B. V. Connor, magnetometer project engineer, and K. Heftman, scientific data coordinator
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