Elemental abundances of the bulk solar wind: Analyses from genesis and ACE

D. B. Reisenfeld, D. S. Burnett, R. H. Becker, A. G. Grimberg, V. S. Heber, C. M. Hohenberg, Amy Jurewicz, A. Meshik, R. O. Pepin, J. M. Raines, D. J. Schlutter, R. Wieler, R. C. Wiens, T. H. Zurbuchen

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Analysis of the Genesis samples is underway. Preliminary elemental abundances based on Genesis sample analyses are in good agreement with in situ-measured elemental abundances made by ACE/SWICS during the Genesis collection period. Comparison of these abundances with those of earlier solar cycles indicates that the solar wind composition is relatively stable between cycles for a given type of flow. ACE/SWICS measurements for the Genesis collection period also show a continuum in compositional variation as a function of velocity for the quasi-stationary flow that defies the simple binning of samples into their sources of coronal hole (CH) and interstream (IS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • Sun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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