How skeletons turn into quasi-separatrix layers in source models

@inproceedings{Restante2009HowST,
  title={How skeletons turn into quasi-separatrix layers in source models},
  author={Anna Lisa Restante and Guillaume Aulanier and Clare E. Parnell},
  year={2009}
}
Context. In situations where there are no magnetic null points located above a reference photospheric plane, and when the photospheric magnetic field is modeled by discrete flux concentrations, the magnetic connectivity is defined by the magnetic skeleton of the configuration. For a continuous distribution of non-zero photospheric flux, the connectivity is defined by quasi-separatrix layers (QSLs). Both the magnetic skeleton and QSLs can account for current sheet formation and dissipation… CONTINUE READING