Physics of Solar Prominences: II Magnetic Structure and Dynamics

Duncan Hendry Mackay, J Karpen, Jose-Luis Ballester, B Schmieder, G Aulanier

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Abstract

Observations and models of solar prominences are reviewed. We focus on non-eruptive prominences, and describe recent progress in four areas of prominence research: (1) magnetic structure deduced from observations and models, (2) the dynamics of prominence plasmas (formation and flows), (3) Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) waves in prominences and (4) the formation and large-scale patterns of the filament channels in which prominences are located. Finally, several outstanding issues in prominence research are discussed, along with observations and models required to resolve them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-399
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume151
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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