The Model Magnetic Configuration of the Extended Corona in the Solar Wind Formation Region

Дата и время публикации : 2012-12-21T01:31:46Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Igor Veselovsky
Olga Panasenco

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Phys. Chem. Earth, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, pp. 113-116, 2000
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Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR, physics.space-ph

Краткий обзор статьи: The coupling between small and large scale structures and processes on the Sun and in the heliosphere is important in the relation to the global magnetic configuration. Thin heliospheric current sheets play the leading role in this respect. The simple analytical model of the magnetic field configuration is constructed as a superposition of the three sources: 1) a point magnetic dipole in the center of the Sun, 2) a thin ring current sheet with the azimuthal current density j_{varphi} ~ r^{-3} near the equatorial plane and 3) a magnetic quadrupole in the center of the Sun. The model reproduces, in an asymptotically correct manner, the known geometry of the field lines during the declining phase and solar minimum years near the Sun (the dipole term) as well as at large distances in the domain of the superalfvenic solar wind in the heliosphere, where the thin current sheet dominates and |B_{r}(theta)|=const according to Ulysses observations (Balogh et al., 1995; Smith et al., 1995). The model with the axial quadrupole term is appropriate to describe the North-South asymmetry of the field lines. The model may be used as a reasonable analytical interpolation between the both extreme asymptotic domains (inside the region of the intermediate distances ~ (1-10)R_sun) when considering the problems of the solar wind dynamics and cosmic ray propagation theories.

Category: Physics