Solar Physics

, Volume 256, Issue 1–2, pp 201–217 | Cite as

Low-Resolution STELab IPS 3D Reconstructions of the Whole Heliosphere Interval and Comparison with in-Ecliptic Solar Wind Measurements from STEREO and Wind Instrumentation

  • M. M. Bisi
  • B. V. Jackson
  • A. Buffington
  • J. M. Clover
  • P. P. Hick
  • M. Tokumaru
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STEREO SCIENCE RESULTS AT SOLAR MINIMUM

Abstract

We present initial 3D tomographic reconstructions of the inner heliosphere during the Whole Heliosphere Interval (WHI) – Carrington Rotation 2068 (CR2068) – using Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory (STELab) Interplanetary Scintillation (IPS) observations. Such observations have been used for over a decade to visualise and investigate the structure of the solar wind and to study in detail its various features. These features include co-rotating structures as well as transient structures moving out from the Sun. We present global reconstructions of the structure of the inner heliosphere during this time, and compare density and radial velocity with multi-point in situ spacecraft measurements in the ecliptic; namely STEREO and Wind data, as the interplanetary medium passes over the spacecraft locations.

Keywords

Solar wind Inner heliosphere IPS STELab STEREO PLASTIC Wind SWE WHI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Bisi
    • 1
  • B. V. Jackson
    • 1
  • A. Buffington
    • 1
  • J. M. Clover
    • 1
  • P. P. Hick
    • 1
  • M. Tokumaru
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Astrophysics and Space SciencesUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Solar-Terrestrial Environment LaboratoryNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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