(CP2) - Magnetic Connectivity through the Atmospheric Layers and Field Extrapolation Print

Coronal magnetic field vectors cannot be measured directly for the foreseeable future: they must be calculated using extrapolations from observations at the photospheric or chromospheric levels. Within this package, the network researchers reconstruct complex 3D topologies of equilibrium coronal magnetic field configurations and understand the magnetic linkage between the photosphere, chromosphere and corona. The configurations obtained are compared with observations in various wavelengths.

Credits: NASA and Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory.