Interplanetary Magnetic Fields

@article{Coleman1962InterplanetaryMF,
  title={Interplanetary Magnetic Fields},
  author={P. Coleman and L. Davis and E. Smith and C. Sonett},
  journal={Science},
  year={1962},
  volume={138},
  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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