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Suprathermal

(having more energy than would be created by thermal excitation)

Suprathermal is an adjective to describe particles with more energy than they would have if they were simply hot. In particular, such a particle may migrate more than it would if its energy was solely thermal. Suprathermal particles have been identified or theorized in Solar Wind.


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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/suprathermal

Referenced by:
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
STEREO

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