Three-Dimensional Evolution of Erupted Flux Ropes from the Sun (2 – 20 R⊙) to 1 AU

  title={Three-Dimensional Evolution of Erupted Flux Ropes from the Sun (2 – 20 R⊙) to 1 AU},
  author={Alexey Isavnin and Angelos Vourlidas and Emilia K. J. Kilpua},
  journal={Solar Physics},
Studying the evolution of magnetic clouds entrained in coronal mass ejections using in-situ data is a difficult task, since only a limited number of observational points is available at large heliocentric distances. Remote sensing observations can, however, provide important information for events close to the Sun. In this work we estimate the flux rope orientation first in the close vicinity of the Sun (2 – 20 R⊙) using forward modeling of STEREO/SECCHI and SOHO/LASCO coronagraph images of… 

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