Tuesday, March 5, 2013

1303.0378 (Boris Somov)

The Solar Corona: Why It Is Interesting for Us    [PDF]

Boris Somov
Strong magnetic fields are of vital importance to the physics of the solar corona. They easily move a rarefied coronal plasma. Physical origin of the main structural element of the corona, the so-called coronal streamers, is discussed. It is shown that the reconnecting current layers inside streamers determine their large-scale structure and evolution, including creation, disruption and recovery. Small-scale (fine) magnetic fields in the photosphere experience random motion. Their reconnection appears to be an important source of energy flux for quiet-corona heating. For active-corona heating, the peculiarities of entropy and magnetoacoustic waves, related to radiative cooling, are significant and should be taken into account in the coronal heating theory.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0378

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