Accession Number : ADA201119


Title :   Corona-Solar Wind Coupling Review


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 1985-Jun 1987


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB


Personal Author(s) : Feynman, Joan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201119.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : The prediction and forecasting of the particle and fields environment within the magnetosphere is of importance to the Air Force. In order to keep pace with the Air Force needs, methods of prediction must be considerably improved. Conditions within the magnetosphere are linked to conditions within the solar corona by the following chain: the coupling between the corona and the solar wind in the vicinity of the sun, the propagation of the solar wind from the vicinity of the sun to the vicinity of the earth, and the coupling of the solar wind at 1 AU to the magnetosphere. This report is a review of the present knowledge of the coronal-solar wind coupling and presents a brief description of problems that remain for the development of an enhanced capability to predict the level of geomagnetic disturbances. Recommendations for a 3-year and a 10-year research plan to address these problems is also included. Keywords: Solar wind; Interplanetary magnetic field; Solar terrestrial physics; Interplanetary plasma; Interplanetary medium; Geomagnetic storm.


Descriptors :   *CORRELATION , *MAGNETIC DISTURBANCES , *FORECASTING , *SOLAR CORONA , *SOLAR WIND , EARTH(PLANET) , LINKAGES , MAGNETOSPHERE , MAGNETIC STORMS , SUN , SOLAR PHYSICS , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , INTERPLANETARY SPACE , ENVIRONMENTS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , GEOMAGNETISM , MAGNETIC FIELDS


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE