Numerical models of quiescent normal polarity prominences

R. A.S. Fiedler*, A. W. Hood

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Abstract

We present 2-D numerical models of quiescent solar prominences with normal magnetic polarity. These models represent an extension to the classical Kippenhahn-Schlüter model in that the prominence is treated as having finite width and height and the external coronal field is matched smoothly to the internal prominence field so that there are no current sheets at the prominence sides. Using typical prominence and coronal values we find solutions to the generalised Grad-Shafranov equation which illustrate the necessary magnetic support. We also discuss some extensions to the basic model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-90
Number of pages16
JournalSolar Physics
Volume141
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1992

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