Exploring dynamic events in the Solar corona

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2011-12
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Downs, Cooper James
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[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2011]
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With the advent of modern computational technology it is now becoming the norm to employ detailed 3D computer models as empirical tools that directly account for the inhomogeneous nature of the Sun-Heliosphere environment. The key advantage of this approach lies in the ability to compare model results directly to observational data and to use a successful comparison (or lack thereof) to glean information on the underlying physical processes. Using extreme ultraviolet waves (EUV waves) as the overarching scientific driver, we apply this observation modeling approach to study the complex dynamics of the magnetic and thermodynamic structures that are observed in the low solar corona. Representing a highly non-trivial effort, this work includes three main scientific thrusts: an initial modeling effort and two EUV wave case-studies.
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Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2011.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Solar corona
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Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Astronomy.
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