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Title: Transient aspects of stream interface signatures

Although stream interfaces are steady-state, corotating boundaries between slow and fast solar wind, their signatures are sometimes associated with transient features. Here the authors illustrate two modes of association: interfaces trailing interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) at 1 AU and interfaces within ICMEs in the range 4--5 AU. The former are readily understood as boundaries between transient slow wind and steady-state fast wind, where the ICMEs add variability to the interface signatures. The latter are puzzling and may be related to evolution of interfaces.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ;  [5]
  1. Boston Univ., MA (United States). Center for Space Physics
  2. Imperial Coll., London (United Kingdom). Blackett Lab.
  3. Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  5. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Lab. for Extraterrestrial Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
350956
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--99-946; CONF-9810104--
ON: DE99002741; TRN: AHC29921%%142
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. international conference on solar wind, Nantucket, MA (United States), 5-9 Oct 1998; Other Information: PBD: [1999]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; SOLAR WIND; MASS TRANSFER; SOLAR CORONA; INTERPLANETARY SPACE; INTERFACES; BOUNDARY LAYERS; SOLAR PARTICLES; TRANSIENTS