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  • Catastrophe versus instability for the eruption of a toroidal solar magnetic flux rope 

    Kliem, B.; Lin, J.; Forbes, T. G.; Priest, E. R. (Eric Ronald); Toeroek, T. (2014-07-01) - Journal article
    The onset of a solar eruption is formulated here as either a magnetic catastrophe or as an instability. Both start with the same equation of force balance governing the underlying equilibria. Using a toroidal flux rope in ...
  • MHD simulations of coronal heating 

    Tam, Kuan V. (University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis
    The problem of heating the solar corona requires the conversion of magnetic energy into thermal energy. Presently, there are two promising mechanisms for heating the solar corona: wave heating and nanoflare heating. In ...
  • On the relationship between equilibrium bifurcations and ideal MHD instabilities for line-tied coronal loops 

    Neukirch, T.; Romeou, Z. (2010-01) - Journal article
    For axisymmetric models for coronal loops the relationship between the bifurcation points of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium sequences and the points of linear ideal MHD instability is investigated, imposing line-tied ...