Accession Number:

ADA052806

Title:

Models for the Solar Transition Layer,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARVARD COLL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Empirical and theoretical models of the transition layer are discussed. Theoretical models based on the assumption that there is a balance between the mechanical energy deposition and the radiative and conductive fluxes appear to be consistent with empirical results. The configuration of the magnetic field appears to have a major effect on the temperature-density structure for the transition layer. Models which intend to represent the physical conditions in the transition layer must take this into consideration, as well as including the effects of small-scale inhomogeneities and mass flow. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE