magnetic cloud

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Term: magnetic cloud

In general, any identifiable parcel of solar wind. More specifically, a region of about 0.25 AU in radial dimension in which the magnetic field strength is high and the direction of one component of the magnetic field changes appreciably by means of a rotation nearly parallel to a plane. Magnetic clouds are one manifestation of coronal mass ejections in the interplanetary medium.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan