The Role of Comet Tails in the Discovery of the Solar Wind and Its Spatial and Temporal Variations

  1. Bruce Tsurutani,
  2. Robert McPherron,
  3. Gang Lu,
  4. José H. A. Sobral and
  5. Natchimuthukonar Gopalswamy
  1. D. A. Mendis

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/167GM05

Recurrent Magnetic Storms: Corotating Solar Wind Streams

Recurrent Magnetic Storms: Corotating Solar Wind Streams

How to Cite

Mendis, D. A. (2006) The Role of Comet Tails in the Discovery of the Solar Wind and Its Spatial and Temporal Variations, in Recurrent Magnetic Storms: Corotating Solar Wind Streams (eds B. Tsurutani, R. McPherron, G. Lu, J. H. A. Sobral and N. Gopalswamy), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/167GM05

Author Information

  1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904320

Online ISBN: 9781118666456

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Keywords:

  • Magnetic storms;
  • Corotating interaction regions;
  • Magnetosphere;
  • Atmosphere, Upper

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Early History

  • The Discovery of the Solar Wind

  • The Nature of the Comet-Solar Wind Interaction

  • Probing the Solar Wind with Plasma Tails

  • Multiple Modes of Interaction of the Solar Wind with a Comet Approaching the Sun