11/17/2017 - MHD Prediction of the Corona for the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Geology 6704

Presented By:
Zoran Mikic - Predictive Sciences, Inc.


I will describe how we used a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model based on measurements of photospheric magnetic fields on the Sun to predict the structure of the corona for the total solar eclipse that swept across the United States on August 21, 2017. To make a more realistic prediction, we used two innovations: the energization of the magnetic field within filament channels, and the use of a wave-turbulence-driven (WTD) model to accelerate the solar wind and heat the corona. I will show how the prediction compared with observations.

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