Janet Luhmann, University of California, Berkeley

Topic: "The Coupling Between the Sun and the Heliosphere"  (Video)

Abstract: Although Eurgene Parker had many basic concepts of the Sun's non-radiative outputs figured out ~50 years ago, observations since then have revealed- as with many things in nature- 'the devil is in the details'. This colloquium reviews some of those details that impact the way we view the interplanetary medium and the solar cycle's effects on it. Available resources are used to demonstrate the current possibilities for understanding the sources of ecliptic plasma and field conditions that have consequences for the planets.