SOLAR PLASMA MEASUREMENTS
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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The existence of a corpuscular solar radiation which extends well into the solar system was proposed many years ago based on observations of geophysical phenomena. These early indirect observations of the solar plasma are reviewed here and are compared to recent direct plasma measurements from ionospheric sounding rockets and from both geocentric and heliocentric satellites. Some of the measurement techniques employed in these direct observations are discussed in detail.
- Atmospheric Physics