On The Magnetic Energy Avalanche in the Solar Atmosphere

  • M. P. Ryutova
  • T. D. Tarbell
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We discuss a mechanism of energy production associated with the acoustic and MHD shocks produced by colliding and reconnecting flux tubes and present the observational results showing a connection between the dynamic changes in the photosphere and the high velocity and heating events in the transition region. We suggest that these processes may provide a constant energy supply for the origin of the fast wind and help to advance studies of coronal dynamics.


Solar Wind Coronal Hole Flux Tube Alfven Wave Fast Solar Wind 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Ryutova
    • 1
  • T. D. Tarbell
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryInstitute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsLivermore
  2. 2.Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics LaboratoryPalo Alto

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