Numerical Simulation of Magnetic Flux Emerging Through a Model Solar Atmosphere: Density Gradient and Velocities
Released on December 12, 1996
This animation is one of a series depicting the results of a two-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic simulation of magnetic flux emerging through a solar atmosphere. The simulation has a resolution of 300x500 cells and a length scale of 16 Mm x 6.8 Mm. The simulation depicts 1730 seconds in the evolution of the model.
A animation of the evolution of the density gradient and velocities in the solar atmosphere model. The three velocities shown are the velocity normalized to the fast magnetosonic speed and the velocities parallel and perpendicular to the magnetic field. Mach number contours are shown in green.