Accession Number : AD0716735

Title :   A Method for Analysing Drifting Random Patterns in Astronomy and Geophysics. The Motion of the Solar Wind Close to the Sun,

Corporate Author : OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Little,L. T. ; Ekers,R. D.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The motion of interplanetary irregularities is derived in the range of solar elongation 6-40 solar radii from observations of interplanetary scintillation using spaced receivers at the Goldstone Deep Space Tracking Station, California. The acceleration of the irregularities is found to be consistent with that predicted for a Parker solar wind model having a coronal temperature of about 1,000,000 degrees K. There is evidence for high turbulent velocities of the irregularities which persist out to about 30 solar radii and which account for the 'high frequency tails' in the scintillation spectra observed by other workers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR WIND, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), MAGNETIC FIELDS, IONOSPHERE, VELOCITY, SOLAR CORONA, PLASMA MEDIUM, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MAGNETOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, DRIFT

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE