CME Evolution

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 376)


Here we review the popular mechanisms proposed to describe the evolution of the CME once it has cleared the Sun. These may be categorised into three categories: aerodynamic drag, shock dynamics and magnetohydroydynamics. We review each of these, and discuss the eventual fate of the CME as it merges with corotating structures and other CMEs at large distances from the Sun to form merged interaction regions.


Solar Wind Coronal Hole Interplanetary Magnetic Field Flux Rope Solar Wind Speed 
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  1. 1.Space StudiesSouthwest Research InstituteBoulderUSA

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