3D whole-prominence fine structure modeling
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We present the first 3D whole-prominence fine structure model. The model combines a 3D magnetic field configuration of an entire prominence obtained from nonlinear force-free field simulations, with a detailed description of the prominence plasma. The plasma is located in magnetic dips in hydrostatic equilibrium and is distributed along multiple fine structures within the 3D magnetic model. Through the use of a novel radiative transfer visualization technique for the Halpha line such plasma-loaded magnetic field model produces synthetic images of the modeled prominence comparable with high-resolution observations. This allows us for the first time to use a single technique to consistently study, in both emission on the limb and absorption against the solar disk, the fine structures of prominences/filaments produced by a magnetic field model.
Gunar , S & Mackay , D H 2015 , ' 3D whole-prominence fine structure modeling ' , Astrophysical Journal , vol. 803 , no. 2 , pp. 64-76 . https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/803/2/64
© 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. This is an accepted manuscript of an article published online in the Astrophysical Journal on 16 April 2015, available online: http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/803/2/64/
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