Equatorwards Expansion of Unperturbed, High-Latitude Fast Solar Wind

Gareth David Dorrian, A. R. Breen, R. A. Fallows, M. M. Bisi

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Abstract

We use dual-site radio observations of interplanetary scintillation (IPS) with extremely long baselines (ELB) to examine meridional flow characteristics of the ambient fast solar wind at plane-of-sky heliocentric distances of 24 – 85 solar radii (R ⊙). Our results demonstrate an equatorwards deviation of 3 – 4∘ in the bulk fast solar wind flow direction over both northern and southern solar hemispheres during different times in the declining phase of Solar Cycle 23.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSolar Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Solar wind
  • Interplanetary scintillation
  • Fast Solar Wind
  • Parker Spiral
  • Radio observations
  • Heliosphere
  • Interplanetary magnetic field
  • IPS

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