One dimensional simulations of MHD shock heating of a stratified solar coronal hole

J. A. Orta, M. A. Huerta, G. C. Boynton

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Abstract

Our one dimensional numerical simulations describe the evolution of large amplitude Alfvèn waves excited in the lower corona as they travel upwards guided by the open magnetic field lines of a gravitationally stratified solar coronal hole. When the waves reach the region where β < 1 they develop into magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) shocks. The shock waves seem to produce sufficient heat fluxes to be important contributors to the heating of the solar corona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPPPS-2007
Subtitle of host publicationPulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Pages1599-1604
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NamePPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007
Volume2

Other

OtherPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period6/17/076/22/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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