Accession Number : ADA332663

Title :   Remote Sensing of Inner Heliospheric Plasmas

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Nov 93-14 May 97

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA

Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Bernard V.

PDF Url : ADA332663

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Solar disturbances produce major effects on the corona, the solar wind, the interplanetary medium, and the Earth along with its magnetosphere. New techniques have been developed under this grant for studying plasma disturbances in the inner heliosphere by remotely sensing them. These techniques have used data from the HELIOS spacecraft zodiacal light photometers, in situ data and a variety of other spacecraft and ground-based instruments. The zodiacal-light photometers on board the two HELIOS spacecraft (data coverage from 1974 to 1986) provided the first reliable information about the heliospheric masses and shapes of propagating disturbances. The investigations into the physics of the disturbances sensed by these techniques, and the ability to forecast them, have been underway during the contract.

Descriptors :   *SOLAR CORONA, *SOLAR DISTURBANCES, *SOLAR WIND, SPACECRAFT, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), HELIUM, ZODIACAL LIGHT, PHOTOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE