A three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic model of the global solar corona is described. The model uses observed photospheric magnetic fields as a boundary condition. A version of the model with a polytropic energy equation is used to interpret solar observations, including eclipse images of the corona, Ulysses spacecraft measurements of the interplanetary magnetic field, and coronal hole boundaries from Kitt Peak He 10 830 Å maps and extreme ultraviolet images from the Solar Heliospheric Observatory. Observed magnetic fields are used as a boundary condition to model the evolution of the solar corona during the period February 1997–March 1998. A model with an improved energy equation and Alfvén waves that is better able to model the solar wind is also presented.
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Research Article| May 01 1999
Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the global solar corona
Jon A. Linker;
Dalton D. Schnack;
Zoran Mikić, Jon A. Linker, Dalton D. Schnack, Roberto Lionello, Alfonso Tarditi; Magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the global solar corona. Phys. Plasmas 1 May 1999; 6 (5): 2217–2224. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.873474
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