Solar Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 83–99

A comparison of coronal X-ray structures of active regions with magnetic fields computed from photospheric observations

  • G. Poletto
  • G. S. Vaiana
  • M. V. Zombeck
  • A. S. Krieger
  • A. F. Timothy
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00156848

Cite this article as:
Poletto, G., Vaiana, G.S., Zombeck, M.V. et al. Sol Phys (1975) 44: 83. doi:10.1007/BF00156848

Abstract

The appearances of several X-ray active regions observed on March 7, 1970 and June 15, 1973 are compared with the corresponding coronal magnetic field topology. Coronal fields have been computed from measurements of the longitudinal component of the underlying magnetic fields, under the current-free hypothesis. An overall correspondence between X-ray structures and calculated field lines is established, and the magnetic counterpart of different X-ray features is also examined. A correspondence between enhanced X-ray emission and the location of compact closed field lines is suggested by this study.

Representative magnetic field values calculated under the assumption of current-free fields are given for heights up to 200″.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Poletto
    • 1
  • G. S. Vaiana
    • 1
  • M. V. Zombeck
    • 1
  • A. S. Krieger
    • 2
  • A. F. Timothy
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Astrophysics, Harvard College Observatory and Smithsonian Astrophysics ObservatoryU.S.A.
  2. 2.American Science and EngineeringCambridgeU.S.A.
  3. 3.NASA HeadquartersWashington, D.C.U.S.A.

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