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Interplanetary Magnetic Fields

Coleman, P. J., Jr. and Davis, Leverett, Jr. and Smith, E. J. and Sonett, C. P. (1962) Interplanetary Magnetic Fields. Science, 138 (3545). pp. 1099-1100. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.138.3545.1099.

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Preliminary analysis of Mariner II magnetometer data indicates a persistent interplanetary field varying between a least 2 and 10 gamma (1γ = 10^(-5) gauss). The interplanetary field appears to lie mainly in the ecliptic plane, although there is a substantial, fluctuating, transverse component. The Mariner II data agree reasonably well with the prior Pioneer V observations. Typically, variations as large as 5 to 10 gamma in the field component radial from the sun are measured. Correlations with the Mariner II plasma measurements have been observed.

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Additional Information:© 1962 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 23 November 1962. We acknowledge the assistance of B. V. Connor, magnetometer project engineer, and K. Heftman, scientific data coordinator. Supported by contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:Interplanetary Magnetic Fields P. J. Coleman Jr., Leverett Davis Jr., E. J. Smith, and C. P. Sonett Science 7 December 1962: 138 (3545), 1099-1100. [DOI:10.1126/science.138.3545.1099]
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