3D whole-prominence fine structure modeling

Stanislav Gunar, Duncan Hendry Mackay

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We present the first 3D whole-prominence fine structure model. The model combines a 3D magnetic field configuration of an entire prominence obtained from nonlinear force-free field simulations, with a detailed description of the prominence plasma. The plasma is located in magnetic dips in hydrostatic equilibrium and is distributed along multiple fine structures within the 3D magnetic model. Through the use of a novel radiative transfer visualization technique for the Halpha line such plasma-loaded magnetic field model produces synthetic images of the modeled prominence comparable with high-resolution observations. This allows us for the first time to use a single technique to consistently study, in both emission on the limb and absorption against the solar disk, the fine structures of prominences/filaments produced by a magnetic field model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-76
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Early online date16 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2015


  • Magnetic fields
  • Radiative transfer
  • Sun: filaments


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