Accession Number:

ADA022948

Title:

Influence of Magnetic Field Structure on the Conduction Cooling of Flare Loops,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A simple model facilitates calculation of the influence of magnetic field configuration on the conduction cooling rate of a hot post-flare coronal plasma. The magnetic field is taken to be that produced by a line dipole or point dipole at an arbitrary depth below the chromosphere. For the high temperatures T or 10 to the 7th power K produced by flares, the plasma may remain static and isobaric. The influence of the field is such as to increase the heat flux per unit area into the chromosphere, but to decrease the total conduction cooling of the flare plasma. This leads to a significant enhancement of the total energy radiated by the flare plasma. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE