Equilibrium and stability of prominence flux ropes

Bryan H. Fong, Omar A. Hurricane, Steven C. Cowley

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Abstract

Realistic models of solar prominence flux ropes are numerically constructed. The models are in 2.5 dimensions, including the effects of non-isothermal temperature, density and gravity, and pressure. Stability of the equilibria to pressure- and gravity-driven instabilities is numerically investigated, using the ballooning formalism of fusion plasma theory. The equilibrium models can become unstable to pressure- and gravity-driven modes at plasma parameters characteristic of prominences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-117
Number of pages25
JournalSolar Physics
Volume201
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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