Thermal condensations in coronal magnetic fields

A. Hood*, U. Anzer

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Conditions under which cool condensations can form in the solar corona are investigated using the powerful phase plane method to analyse the energy and hydrostatic balance equations. The importance of the phase plane approach is that the conclusions deduced are not sensitive to the actual choice of boundary conditions adopted which only determine the actual contour. The importance of heating variations and area divergence are studied as well as the influence of gravity for their effect on the formation of cool condensations. The cool temperature at which optically thin radiation and heating balance is important and the links with other cool solutions are mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-80
Number of pages20
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1988


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