Accession Number:

ADA158231

Title:

The Influence of the Heliospheric Current Sheet and Angular Separation on Flare Accelerated Solar Wind,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA CENTER FOR SPACE SCIENCE AND ASTROPHYSICS

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A complete set of major flares has been used to investigate the effect of the heliosperic current sheet on the magnitude of the flare-associated disturbance measured at Earth. It was found that disturbances associated with the flares located such that the flare-accelerated material would have to cross the current sheet. It was also found that the angular separation between the flare position and Earth has a strong effect on the magnitude of the disturbance. A larger angular separation tended to result in a smaller disturbance. Thirdly, it was determined that flares tend to occur near the heliospheric current sheet. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE