MAGNETIC TOPOLOGY OF CORONAL HOLE LINKAGES

@article{Titov2011MAGNETICTO,
  title={MAGNETIC TOPOLOGY OF CORONAL HOLE LINKAGES},
  author={Viacheslav Titov and Zoran Miki{\'c} and Jon A. Linker and Roberto Lionello and Spiro K. Antiochos},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={731},
  pages={111}
}
In recent work, Antiochos and coworkers argued that the boundary between the open and closed field regions on the Sun can be extremely complex with narrow corridors of open flux connecting seemingly disconnected coronal holes from the main polar holes and that these corridors may be the sources of the slow solar wind. We examine, in detail, the topology of such magnetic configurations using an analytical source surface model that allows for analysis of the field with arbitrary resolution. Our… Expand
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