Plasma expansion from diverging magnetic field configurations: The plasmamagnetic field interaction
Abstract
We have developed a new model for the solar wind expansion out of diverging magnetic field configurations. By use of natural curvilinear coordinates the equations of a "quasitwofluid model" are solved along the fieldlines of such configurations. This allows a detailed analysis of the plasma parameters within a coronal hole and the calculation of the electric currents caused by the expanding plasma. With these currents and their accompanying magnetic fields one can iterate the plasmamagnetic field interaction and can obtain information about the degree of selfconsistency of the computed solution in each iteration step. Here we outline a method to determine the exact selfconsistent solution.
 Publication:

Planetary and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 August 1989
 DOI:
 10.1016/00320633(89)900536
 Bibcode:
 1989P&SS...37..987F
 Keywords:

 Computational Astrophysics;
 Coronal Holes;
 PlasmaElectromagnetic Interaction;
 Solar Magnetic Field;
 Solar Wind;
 Electric Current;
 Lines Of Force;
 Magnetic Field Configurations;
 Self Consistent Fields;
 Two Fluid Models;
 Solar Physics