In-Situ Solar Wind and Magnetic Field Signatures of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections
Authors: Zurbuchen, Thomas; Richardson, Ian
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 123, Numbers 1-3, March 2006 , pp. 31-43(13)
Abstract:The heliospheric counterparts of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) at the Sun, interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs), can be identified in situ based on a number of magnetic field, plasma, compositional and energetic particle signatures as well as combinations thereof. We summarize these signatures and their implications for understanding the nature of these structures and the physical properties of coronal mass ejections. We conclude that our understanding of ICMEs is far from complete and formulate several challenges that, if addressed, would substantially improve our knowledge of the relationship between CMEs at the Sun and in the heliosphere.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: March 1, 2006