Now showing items 1-6 of 6

  • Development and application of a global magnetic field evolution model for the solar corona 

    Yeates, Anthony Robinson (University of St Andrews, 2009-06-24) - Thesis
    Magnetic fields are fundamental to the structure and dynamics of the Sun’s corona. Observations show them to be locally complex, with highly sheared and twisted fields visible in solar filaments/prominences. The free magnetic ...
  • Elongation of flare ribbons 

    Qiu, Jiong; Longcope, Dana W.; Cassak, Paul A.; Priest, Eric R. (2017-03-20) - Journal article
    We present an analysis of the apparent elongation motion of flare ribbons along the polarity inversion line (PIL), as well as the shear of flare loops in several two-ribbon flares. Flare ribbons and loops spread along the ...
  • Equilibrium and eruption of solar coronal magnetic structures 

    Steele, C. D. C. (University of St Andrews, 1990) - Thesis
    In this thesis magnetostatic and thermal equilibria of several coronal magnetic structures are considered. A model is set up for the eruption of a prominence (modelled as a twisted flux tube) magnetically coupled to ...
  • Inhomogeneous magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere 

    Browning, Philippa (University of St Andrews, 1984) - Thesis
    The magnetic field in the solar atmosphere is highly inhomogeneous. In the photosphere, the field is concentrated into intense flux tubes and the coronal magnetic field consists of many loops and regions of open field. ...
  • The origin and dynamic interaction of solar magnetic fields 

    Wilmot-Smith, A.L. (University of St Andrews, 2008-06) - Thesis
    The dynamics of the solar corona are dominated by the magnetic field which creates its structure. The magnetic field in most of the corona is ‘frozen’ to the plasma very effectively. The exception is in small localised ...
  • Topological structure of the magnetic solar corona 

    Maclean, Rhona Claire (University of St Andrews, 2007) - Thesis
    The solar corona is a highly complex and active plasma environment, containing many exotic phenomena such as solar flares, coronal mass ejections, prominences, coronal loops, and bright points. The fundamental element ...