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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 87, Issue 1–2, pp 303–306 | Cite as

Acceleration Profile of the Slow Solar Wind as Inferred from Gradual Mass Ejections Observed by LASCO

  • Nandita Srivastava
  • Rainer Schwenn
  • Bernd Inhester
  • Guillermo Stenborg
  • Borut Podlipnik
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Abstract

The slow solar wind (< 400 km s-1) appears to initiate from the regions in the corona where magnetic fields are closed, or from the interface between streamers and other coronal regions. The nature of the acceleration of slow solar wind is not yet well known. LASCO observations of gradually evolving mass ejections offer us a good opportunity to study the speed and acceleration profiles of the slow solar wind from a distance of 1.1 up to 30 R. We present speed and acceleration profiles of slow solar wind, derived on the basis of measurements of mass flows in several cases of gradual mass ejections and present them in perspective of earlier work.

Keywords

Solar Wind Coronal Mass Ejection Slow Solar Wind Fast Solar Wind Acceleration Profile 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nandita Srivastava
    • 1
  • Rainer Schwenn
    • 1
  • Bernd Inhester
    • 1
  • Guillermo Stenborg
    • 1
  • Borut Podlipnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AeronomieKatlenburg-LindauGermany

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