The Origin of the Solar Wind

  • Kyoung-Sun Lee
  • David H. Brooks
  • Shinsuke Imada
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 449)


The source regions of the solar wind, and its driver and acceleration mechanism, remain key topics of study in heliophysics. With its combination of high sensitivity and high spatial resolution measurements of Doppler flows, mass motions, and plasma composition, the Hinode satellite is uniquely equipped to investigate many of these issues. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the launch of Hinode, we here briefly review some of the scientific highlights on this subject from the mission over the last decade.


Solar wind EUV spectroscopy Abundances 



Figure 1 taken from Figure 6 in Teriaca et al. (2012). Figure 2 adapted from the original Figures 1 & 3 in Lee et al. (2015). Figure 3 adapted from the original Figures 6 and 8 in Brooks et al. (2015). Courtesy of Nature under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyoung-Sun Lee
    • 1
  • David H. Brooks
    • 2
  • Shinsuke Imada
    • 3
  1. 1.National Astronomical Observatory of JapanMitaka, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.College of ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE)Nagoya UniversityNagoya, AichiJapan

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