Solar Plasma Experiment

  title={Solar Plasma Experiment},
  author={Marcia Neugebauer and Conway W. Snyder},
  pages={1095 - 1097}
A preliminary summary of the data received from the Mariner II solar plasma experiment for the period 29 August through 31 October 1962 is presented. During this period there was always a measurable flow of plasma from the direction of the sun. The velocity of this ion motion was generally in the range 400 to 700 km/sec. Time variations, plasma density, and ion temperatures are also discussed. 

Radar Astronomy of Solar System Plasmas

Harmonic frequency radar echoes from the moon are being used at Stanford to measure the density and dynamics of the ionized cislunar medium by a combination of Doppler frequency (phase path) and

Solar-wind measurements near Venus

The velocity, temperature, and density of the protons in the solar wind are presented for the period when Mariner 2 was near Venus. From these data it is concluded that (a) Mariner 2 never penetrated

Interplanetary solar-wind measurements by Mariner II

The interplanetary spacecraft Mariner II was launched on August 27.29, 1962, and it transmitted scientific and engineering data back to Earth almost continuously until January 3.29, 1963. In addition

Radar Observations of the Corona and Mariner II Measurements of the Flux in the Solar Wind

Radar observations of the corona can be used with a specified model of the corona to derive the particle flux in the solar wind at Earth. The most plausible model considered gives good agreement with

Motions of the magnetospheric boundary and surface magnetic activity during the flight of Explorer 10

The minor surface magnetic activity during the flight of Explorer 10 consisted mainly of worldwide simultaneous events. In space Explorer 10 found periods of plasma alternating with plasma-free

Rocket measurements of energetic particles: 1. Description of the experiment

Two rockets have been fired along the magnetic field line L = 5.6 to altitudes above 400 km to measure the fluxes, energy spectrums, and angular distributions of protons and electrons with energies

The solar wind velocity and its correlation with cosmic-ray variations and with solar and geomagnetic activity

Mariner 2 obtained data on the interplanetary plasma during the period August 29, 1962, through January 3, 1963. The daily average plasma velocity is presented and compared with data on cosmic-ray

Gasdynamics of the solar wind interaction with the interstellar medium

A survey of the present-day situation in gasdynamical models of solar wind interaction with the local interstellar medium is presented. A role of these models in interpreting a number of observed

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Dynamics

The role of the IMF in the dynamics of solar wind interaction with the geomagnetosphere was proposed by Dungey in 1961. Early in-situ IMF measurements in the 60's confirmed the association of the



Interplanetary Gas. III. a Hydrodynamic Model of the Corona.

The ionized interplanetary gas is viewed as an outer ex tension of the solar corona and is discussed with the scalar equations of hy-drodynamic motion, continuity, and the first law of thermodynamics

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