Accession Number:

ADA093181

Title:

A Mechanism for Heating the Solar Corona

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-03

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The high temperatures measured in the solar corona are explained in terms of heating which results from the work done on the plasma by expanding magnetic flux. This theory, which invokes no wave deposition or ohmic heating processes, is consistent with the strongly magnetized, highly variable nature of the solar atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE