Accession Number:

ADA055139

Title:

Resistive Decay of Photospheric Current Sheets.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

We consider the magnetostatics of thin, axi-symmetric current sheets in the plane of the photosphere. The resistive decay time constant for energy and flux of the system is computed and found to depend linearly on the thickness of the current sheet. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE