The Dynamic Formation of Prominence Condensations

  title={The Dynamic Formation of Prominence Condensations},
  author={Spiro K. Antiochos and Peter MacNeice and Daniel S. Spicer and James and A. J. Klimchuk},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present simulations of a model for the formation of a prominence condensation in a coronal loop. The key idea behind the model is that the spatial localization of loop heating near the chromosphere leads to a catastrophic cooling in the corona. Using a new adaptive grid code, we simulate the complete growth of a condensation and find that after ~5000 s it reaches a quasi-steady state. We show that the size and growth time of the condensation are in good agreement with data and discuss the… Expand
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