Grant: $302,000 - National Science Foundation - Sep. 1, 2009
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Award Description: We will develop a model to explain how magnetic energy is rapidly released in various natural plasmas such as the Earth's magnetosphere(Northern lights) or the Sun's corona(solar flares). Our model will focus on the dynamical respose following magnetic flux transferred by small scale-topological changes known as maagnetic reconnection. The response is expected to propagate away from the flux transfer site, releasing energy stored throughout the large-scale magnetic field.
Project Description: Study the dynamics, including thermal conductivity, when the reconnections occur in a non-uniform current sheet
Jobs Summary: Research modeling shocks in solar coronal loops to study evaporation behavior at the loop footpoints. Effects of thermal conductivity on the shocks produced by localized reconnection. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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