Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1301.2927 (A. K. Srivastava et al.)

Simulation of the Observed Coronal Kink Instability and Its Implications for the SDO/AIA    [PDF]

A. K. Srivastava, G. J. J. Botha, T. D. Arber, P. Kayshap
Srivastava et al. (2010) have observed a highly twisted coronal loop, which was anchored in AR10960 during the period 04:43 UT-04:52 UT on 4 June 2007. The loop length and radius are approximately 80 Mm and 4 Mm, with a twist of 11.5 $\pi$. These observations are used as initial conditions in a three dimensional nonlinear magnetohydrodynamic simulation with parallel thermal conduction included. The initial unstable equilibrium evolves into the kink instability, from which synthetic observables are generated for various high-temperature filters of SDO/AIA. These observables include temporal and spatial averaging to account for the resolution and exposure times of SDO/AIA images. Using the simulation results, we describe the implications of coronal kink instability as observables in SDO/AIA filters.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.2927

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