Coronal structure inferred from remote sensing observations

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Remote-sensing observations of the Sun and inner heliosphere are reviewed to appraise our understanding of the mix of the mechanisms that heat the corona and accelerate the solar wind. An assessment of experimental uncertainties and the basic assumptions needed to translate measurables into physical models, reveals very large fundamental uncertainties in our knowledge of coronal structure near the Sun. We develop a time-dependent, filamentary model of the extended corona that is consistent with a large number of remote sensing observations of the solar atmosphere and the solar wind.

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Feldman, W.C. September 1, 1996.

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Remote-sensing observations of the Sun and inner heliosphere are reviewed to appraise our understanding of the mix of the mechanisms that heat the corona and accelerate the solar wind. An assessment of experimental uncertainties and the basic assumptions needed to translate measurables into physical models, reveals very large fundamental uncertainties in our knowledge of coronal structure near the Sun. We develop a time-dependent, filamentary model of the extended corona that is consistent with a large number of remote sensing observations of the solar atmosphere and the solar wind.

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  • Scientific basis for robotic exploration close to the sun, Marlboro, MA (United States), 15-18 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96012817
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2248
  • Report No.: CONF-9604161--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 282792
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665884

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Feldman, W.C. Coronal structure inferred from remote sensing observations, article, September 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665884/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.