Accession Number : AD0653747

Title :   INTERPLANETARY SECTOR STRUCTURE, 1962-1966.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ness,Norman F. ; Wilcox,John M.

Report Date : 04 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Some properties of the interplanetary magnetic field observed by IMP-3 in the latter half of 1965 are discussed with relation to previous satellite observations of the interplanetary field. The sector property remains a prominent feature of the observations, with the average field direction at the Archimedes spiral angle. The sector pattern has a 27-day recurrence period from 1962 to 1964, and during the year 1964 the pattern appears to be quasi-stable. In 1965 the recurrence period is about 28 days, and the evolution of the pattern is more rapid, with new sectors appearing and expanding. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETIC FIELDS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, MAGNETIC FIELDS), SOLAR WIND, SUNSPOTS, MAGNETOSPHERE, SPACE PROBES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE