Solar Physics

, Volume 172, Issue 1–2, pp 345–352

THE POLAR SOLAR WIND: A LINEAR, FORCE-FREE FIELD, 3-D MHD MODEL

  • YURI V. PISANKO
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Abstract

A 3-D analytical discontinuous solution of the MHD equations for the polar solar wind near the Sun has been obtained. The relativistic description is used of the solar rotation influence on the polar solar wind. Explicit expressions for the flow velocity, density, pressure, magnetic field and electric current are presented. The 'accelerator of the polar solar wind', scooping the energy of the solar rotation, exists in the polar corona between 2.6 and 30 solar radii levels in this model.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • YURI V. PISANKO
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied GeophysicsMoscowRussia

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