A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE PHOTOSPHERIC DRIVING OF NON-POTENTIAL SOLAR CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELD SIMULATIONS

Marion Weinzierl, Anthony R. Yeates, Duncan H. Mackay, Carl J. Henney, C. Nick Arge
2016 Astrophysical Journal  
2016) 'A new technique for the photospheric driving of non-potential solar coronal magnetic eld simulations.', Astrophysical journal., 823 (1). p. 5. Further information on publisher's website: http://dx.The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-prot purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is
more » ... ource • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. ABSTRACT A new technique for driving global non-potential simulations of the Sun's coronal magnetic field solely from sequences of radial magnetic maps of the solar photosphere is developed in this paper. A primary challenge to driving such global simulations is that the required horizontal electric field cannot be uniquely determined from such maps. We show that an "inductive" electric field solution similar to that used by previous authors successfully reproduces specific features of the coronal field evolution in both single and multiple bipole simulations. For these cases the true solution is known because the electric field was generated from a surface flux transport model. The match for these cases is further improved by including the non-inductive electric field contribution from surface differential rotation. Then, using this reconstruction method for the electric field, we show that a coronal non-potential simulation can be successfully driven from a sequence of ADAPT maps of the photospheric radial field, without including additional physical observations which are not routinely available.
doi:10.3847/0004-637x/823/1/55 fatcat:ermqkgs7mjazpetwbigomhnj5i