solar wind

Alternative definitions (2), class: vernacular (0)
Term: solar wind

The outward flow of solar particles and magnetic fields from the Sun. Typically at 1 AU, solar wind velocities are near 375 km/s and proton and electron densities are near 5 cm-3. The total intensity of the interplanetary magnetic field is nominally 5 nT.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan