The Threedimensional Structure of Magnetostatic Atmospheres. II. Modeling the LargeScale Corona
Abstract
Employing the formalism developed in the first paper in this series, a class of magnetostatic atmospheres is constructed in a 1/rsquared gravity. These solutions possess electric current densities distributed continuously in space and directed perpendicular to the gravitational force. A selfconsistent treatment of the energy balance equation is omitted, but the problem is treated in fully threedimensional geometry, allowing for an arbitrary prescription of the normal magnetic flux at some fixed spherical surface. The prospects of modeling real coronal structures in approximate magnetostatic equilibrium with observational inputs from magnetographs and coronographs will be evident from the illustrative examples presented.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 July 1986
 DOI:
 10.1086/164341
 Bibcode:
 1986ApJ...306..271B
 Keywords:

 Magnetostatics;
 Solar Atmosphere;
 Solar Corona;
 Stellar Models;
 Gas Density;
 Gas Pressure;
 Gas Temperature;
 Solar Magnetic Field;
 Solar Physics;
 HYDROMAGNETICS;
 SUN: CORONA