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Modification of average coronal properties in the presence of periodic temperature and density variations near the baseConductive damping of the transient motion of the solar corona, and the consequences on the average flow field of conductively re-distributed energy are discussed. A particular example is treated. First, a steady solution for solar wind flow is found for a given set of steady boundary conditions, between 1.4 and 28 solar radii. These boundary conditions are that the density is 1.6xEO6 cm-3 and the temperature is 1.6xEO6 degrees. The flow profiles for this initial state are those shown at t=0 in the figures. Then, at t=0, periodic, in phase, sinusoidal variations in temperature and density are initiated and continued indefinitely. The amplitudes of the variations are 5 percent and 7.5 percent for the temperature and density respectively, imposed at 1.4 solar radii. The variations have a period of 1 hour shorter than a coronal transit time, but sufficiently long for the disturbances to propagate for small distances (2 to 3 solar radii). These oscillations are like those that might occur for acoustic oscillations, although no explanation is offered as to how an acoustic oscillation might extend to this radius in the first place.
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Conference Paper
Suess, S. T. (NOAA Boulder, Colo., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory 2nd Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun, Vol. 1
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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