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dc.contributor.advisor Alexander, David
dc.creatorSandman, Anne W.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:31:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:31:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103556
dc.description.abstract We present the results of a new approach to simulating coronal magnetic fields without the constraints inherent to most modeling techniques. Magnetic fields are central to the structure and dynamics of the solar corona, and comprehension of the corona requires an understanding of these fields. Many current simulations make assumptions about the nature of the field, relying on comparisons of force-free (often potential ) field models with optical, EUV, or X-ray observations. We use a novel method that starts with a simple potential field and fits it to a more complicated target field through a series of linear transformations. The matrix transformation that results in the best fit to the target field then provides information on the 3D field configuration and the distribution of currents within that field, with no particular bias toward force-free solutions.
dc.format.extent 99 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAstronomy
Astrophysics
Electromagnetism
Pure sciences
dc.title Three-dimensional simulations of magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere: Preparing for STEREO data analysis
dc.identifier.digital 304508514
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.callno THESIS PHYS. 2008 SANDMAN
dc.identifier.citation Sandman, Anne W.. "Three-dimensional simulations of magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere: Preparing for STEREO data analysis." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103556.


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