The stages of ionization of oxygen and helium in the solar wind

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Abstract

In this paper we attempted to relate the relative abundance measurements of the solar wind at the earth's orbit to conditions in the solar corona. We followed the distribution of ionization stages of oxygen and helium by integrating the coupled rate equations outward from the corona to the earth's orbit. We concluded that the material observed in the solar wind at the earth's orbit must be a superposition of contributions from hotter and cooler regions of the corona.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-416
Number of pages7
JournalSolar Physics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1968
Externally publishedYes

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