MHD modeling of coronal loops: the transition region throat

@article{Guarrasi2014MHDMO,
  title={MHD modeling of coronal loops: the transition region throat},
  author={Massimiliano Guarrasi and Fabio Reale and Salvatore Orlando and Andrea Mignone and James A. Klimchuk},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={564}
}
Context. The expansion of coronal loops in the transition region may considerably influence the diagnostics of the plasma emission measure. The cross sectional area of the loops is expected to depend on the temperature and pressure, and might be sensitive to the heating rate. Aims. The approach here is to study the area response to slow changes in the coronal heating rate, and check the current interpretation in terms of steady heating models. Methods. We study the area response with a time… 

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