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Full-Sun observations for identifying the source of the slow solar wind

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2015
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Title
Full-Sun observations for identifying the source of the slow solar wind
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2015
DOI 10.1038/ncomms6947
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Authors

David H. Brooks, Ignacio Ugarte-Urra, Harry P. Warren

Abstract

Fast (>700 km s(-1)) and slow (~400 km s(-1)) winds stream from the Sun, permeate the heliosphere and influence the near-Earth environment. While the fast wind is known to emanate primarily from polar coronal holes, the source of the slow wind remains unknown. Here we identify possible sites of origin using a slow solar wind source map of the entire Sun, which we construct from specially designed, full-disk observations from the Hinode satellite, and a magnetic field model. Our map provides a full-Sun observation that combines three key ingredients for identifying the sources: velocity, plasma composition and magnetic topology and shows them as solar wind composition plasma outflowing on open magnetic field lines. The area coverage of the identified sources is large enough that the sum of their mass contributions can explain a significant fraction of the mass loss rate of the solar wind.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
China 1 2%
Unknown 42 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 22%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 4%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 4%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 9 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 31 69%
Chemistry 2 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Unknown 10 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 March 2017.
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