Magnetic carpets and not coronae

Clare Parnell*

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Solar physicists have, known for many decades now that the outer atmosphere of the Sun, the solar corona, is some 200 times hotter than the surface of the Sun.Understanding just how the corone is heated is one of the Sun's greatest mysteries and although many mechanisms have been proposed it is not clear which is the most important. What is clear, however, is that small-scale phenomena are a very important piece in this puzzle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-420
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomy and Geophysics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002


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