Accession Number : AD0778088

Title :   A Physical Mechanism for the Production of Spot Related Solar Prominences.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : White,Marvin L.

Report Date : 18 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : It is shown in this report that a charge separation electric field (produced by the interaction of Evershed flow with the spot magnetic field) can drive electrical currents upward along magnetic lines that link the photosphere with the upper solar atmosphere. The form and dynamics of the typical two-ribbon flare and their relation to spot related prominences are also considered. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Solar flares, *Magnetohydrodynamics, Sunspots, Magnetic fields, Electric fields, Solar radiation, Flow fields

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE