corotating interaction regions

corotating interaction regions

[¦kō′rō‚tād·iŋ ‚in·tər′ak·shən ‚rē·jənz]
(astronomy)
Regions of enhanced magnetic field bounded by jumps in the solar wind speed that form at distances from the sun greater than 2.5 astronomical units.
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The researchers relate those bursts of atmospheric loss to solar events known as corotating interaction regions (CIRs).