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The Solar Wind: A Heliophysics Sea Shanty (The Wellerman parody)

Parodying the classic sea shanty The Wellerman, "The Solar Wind: A Heliophysics Sea Shanty" illuminates one of the primary connections between the Sun and Earth, the solar wind. The Sun releases a constant outflow of magnetized material, known as the solar wind. The solar wind causes a cascade of effects on space and Earth. The most brilliant of these is the aurora, glowing light shows that provide a stunning example of the Sun-Earth connection. Find the latest NASA heliophysics research at


Douglas E. Rowland (NASA/GSFC)
Jeff Klenzing
Susannah Darling (ADNET)
Ashley Greeley (USRA)
Ian G. Richardson (University of Maryland, College Park)

Susannah Darling (ADNET)

Joy Ng (USRA)

Technical Support:
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET)

Miles S. Hatfield (Telophase)

Audio Engineer:
Nick Leonard (Freelance)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version