Gas-magnetic field interactions in the solar corona

  title={Gas-magnetic field interactions in the solar corona},
  author={Gerald Warnick Pneuman and Roger Alan Kopp},
  journal={Solar Physics},
It is evident from eclipse photographs that gas-magnetic field interactions are important in determining the structure and dynamical properties of the solar corona and interplanetary medium. Close to the Sun in regions of strong field, the coronal gas can be contained within closed loop structures. However, since the field in these regions decreases outward rapidly, the pressure and inertial forces of the solar wind eventually dominate and distend the field outward into interplanetary space… 

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