Radar Observations of the Corona and Mariner II Measurements of the Flux in the Solar Wind

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Science  25 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3652, pp. 1671-1672
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3652.1671


Radar observations of the corona can be used with a specified model of the corona to derive the particle flux in the solar wind at Earth. The most plausible model considered gives good agreement with the results obtained directly by the Mariner II plasma probe.