The temperature of the extended solar corona

C R Foley, J L Culhane, D H MacKay

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We use the Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer instrument on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory to analyse coronal helmet streamer structures observed close to the solar minimum / maximum on the 1996 July 8 / 1999 August 4-5th. The radial variation of peak electron temperature is extracted out to 2 solar radii. These are found to agree well with Yohkoh observations close to the solar maximum, but are found to be reduced by around half a million close to the solar minimum.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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