This research was supported by NATO under grant CRG 960346 (A.G.N.) and by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (S.P.) The authors thank the Principal Investigator of the Harvard experiment, Dr. Robert W. Noyes, and the National Space Science Data Center through the World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites for the Skylab prominence observations. The authors wish to thank the referee (C. Lindsey) for valuable comments and suggestions which improved this work.
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Online publication: February 23, 1999