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Solar Physics

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 477–484 | Cite as

Radio observations of interplanetary magnetic field structures out of the ecliptic

  • R. J. Fitzenreiter
  • J. Fainberg
  • R. R. Weber
  • H. Alvarez
  • F. T. Haddock
  • W. H. Potter
Article

Abstract

New observations of the out-of-the ecliptic trajectories of type III solar radio bursts have been obtained from simultaneous direction finding measurements on two independent satellite experiments, IMP-6 with spin plane in the ecliptic, and RAE-2 with spin plane normal to the ecliptic. Burst exciter trajectories were observed which originated at the active region and then crossed the ecliptic plane at about 0.8 AU. We find a considerable large scale north-south component of the interplanetary magnetic field followed by the exciters. The apparent north-south and east-west angular source sizes observed by the two spacecraft are approximately equal, and range from 25° at 600 kHz to 110° at 80 kHz.

Keywords

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Radio Burst Solar Radio Source Size Ecliptic Plane 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Fitzenreiter
    • 1
  • J. Fainberg
    • 1
  • R. R. Weber
    • 1
  • H. Alvarez
    • 2
  • F. T. Haddock
    • 2
  • W. H. Potter
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Extraterrestrial PhysicsGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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