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EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES > SPACE WEATHER ADVISORIES > SOLAR WINDS
Definition:
The ionized atmosphere above the solar surface that has such a high temperature
it can overcome the Sun's gravity and expand outward at supersonic speeds.
Reference:
Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and
Applications National Research Council: http://www.nas.edu/ssb/glossary.html
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