A model for quiescent solar prominences with normal polarity

A. W. Hood, U. Anzer

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A class of two-dimensional models of solar quiescent prominences, with normal polarity, is presented. These represent an extension to the Kippenhahn-Schlueter model for which the prominence configuration matches smoothly onto an external nonpotential coronal solution of a constant alpha field. Using typical prominence values, a model is constructed which also matches the coronal conditions. It is found that the magnetic field component along the prominence influences the internal structure of the prominence. A simple extension to the basic models is indicated as a means of taking a lower boundary of the prominence and eliminating parasitic polarities in the photosphere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-133
JournalSolar Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1990


  • Solar Prominences
  • Stellar Models
  • Photosphere
  • Polarity
  • Solar Magnetic Field


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