Solar and Stellar Magnetic Fields and Atmospheric Structures: Theory

  • E. N. Parker


This presentation reviews selected ideas on the origin of the magnetic field of the Sun, the dynamical behavior of the azimuthal field in the convective zone, the fibril state of the field at the photosphere, the formation of sunspots, prominences, the spontaneous formation of current sheets in the bipolar field above the surface of the Sun, coronal heating, and flares.


Current Sheet Solar Phys Solar Flare Convective Zone Tangential Discontinuity 
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  • E. N. Parker
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  1. 1.Enrico Fermi Institute, Depts. Physics and AstronomyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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