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Solar Interplanetary Model

June 25, 2010
Solar Interplanetary Model A coupled model of active region magnetic fields emerging from the convection zone below the photosphere, out into the corona. The graphic shows the volume encompassed by a 3D MHD (Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)--the academic discipline which studies the dynamics of electrically conducting fluids) simulation (in the anelastic approximation) of an emerging, twisted active region flux tube rising though the solar interior toward the solar surface. The grey plane and the field lines above it show a coupled, fully compressible MHD simulation of the response of the solar corona to the emerging flux. (Date of Image: 2003)


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