Large-scale structure of the interplanetary medium

  title={Large-scale structure of the interplanetary medium},
  author={Rainer Schwenn},
From eclipse observations it was well known that the solar corona is highly structured and changes its shape enormously during the solar activity cycle. Hence, it was no great surprise when both these properties (spatial structure and temporal variability) were found to be reproduced in the corona’s offspring, i.e. the solar wind. Even the first continuous observations of the interplanetary plasma performed on board the American Venus probe Mariner 2 in 1962 showed a “series of long-lived, high… CONTINUE READING