Interplanetary magnetic field

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interplanetary magnetic field

(Abbreviated IMF.) A term used in space weather for the magnetic field originating from the sun and carried with the solar wind. While the solar wind is radial, the IMF assumes a spiral shape (Parker spiral) beyond about 3 solar radii because of the rotation of the sun.

Term edited 14 August 2018.

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