Models of Solar-type Coronae

  • T. W. Hartquist
  • R. Rosner
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 143)


Simple models for the thermal and ionization structures of ‘closed’ stellar coronal structures (loops) are described, for which the heating rates are specified a priori. We discuss thermal and MHD instabilities of such structures, as well as possible heating mechanisms which have been considered.


Current Sheet Flux Tube Coronal Loop Alfven Wave Coronal Heating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Hartquist
    • 1
  • R. Rosner
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Physics and AstrophysicsInstitute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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