Prediction of the heliospheric current sheet tilt: 1992 – 1996

S. T. Suess, D. J. McComas, J. T. Hoeksema

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Heliospheric current sheet tilt evolves systematically over the solar cycle. Here we show that this evolution is different than the sunspot cycle and that tilt for the period 1992 – 1996 can be predicted using persistence. That is, the tilt over the coming cycle will be the same as for the past cycle. The Ulysses spacecraft has passed Jupiter and is moving out of the plane of the ecliptic, so we use the prediction of the changing heliospheric current sheet tilt to predict that Ulysses will pass beyond the envelope, or maximum latitude, of the heliospheric current sheet in November 1993.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 5 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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