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Magnetic Field Model for Solar Surface

Magnetic Field Model for Solar Surface

Date: 13 November 1997
Satellite: SOHO
Depicts: Solar Magnetic Field
Copyright: Stanford-Lockheed Institute for Space Research, Palo Alto, CA and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Model of magnetic fields at the Sun's surface using SOHO data, showing irregular magnetic fields - the 'magnetic carpet' - in the solar corona, the top layer of the Sun's atmosphere. Small-scale current sheets are likely to form in such turbulent environment and reconnection may occur in similar fashion as in Earth's magnetosheath. This can be relevant for the problem of the heating of solar corona.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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