Making the Corona and the Fast Solar Wind: A Self-consistent Simulation for the Low-Frequency Alfvén Waves from the Photosphere to 0.3 AU

  title={Making the Corona and the Fast Solar Wind: A Self-consistent Simulation for the Low-Frequency Alfv{\'e}n Waves from the Photosphere to 0.3 AU},
  author={Takeru Ken Suzuki and Shu-ichiro Inutsuka},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L49 - L52}
By performing a one-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulation with radiative cooling and thermal conduction, we show that the coronal heating and the fast solar wind acceleration in the coronal holes are natural consequences of the footpoint fluctuations of the magnetic fields at the photosphere. We initially set up a static open flux tube with a temperature of 104 K rooted at the photosphere. We impose transverse photospheric motions corresponding to the granulations with a velocity ⟨dv⊥⟩ = 0… 


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