Accession Number:

ADA275021

Title:

Remote Sensing of Inner Heliospheric Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 15 Nov 90-14 Nov 93 (Final),

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-14

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Solar disturbances produce major effects on the corona, the solar wind, the interplanetary medium, and the Earth along with its magnetosphere. We have developed new techniques for studying plasma disturbances in the inner heliosphere by remotely sensing them. These techniques use data from the HELIOS spacecraft zodiacal light photometers and in situ data, the ISEE-3 spacecraft in situ and kilometer radio-wave experiments, and a variety of other spacecraft and ground-based instruments. We use interplanetary scintillation IPS data from the Cambridge, England radio telescope. The zodiacal-light photometers on board the two HELIOS spacecraft data coverage from 1974 to 1986 provide 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, are underway. Helios photometer data, In situ data

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE