Vol. 11 (2014) > lrsp-2014-3

doi: 10.12942/lrsp-2014-3
Living Rev. Solar Phys. 11 (2014), 3

Flux Emergence (Theory)

1 Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory, 3251 Hanover St, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
2 Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University, Yamashina, Kyoto 607-8471, Japan

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Article Abstract

Magnetic flux emergence from the solar convection zone into the overlying atmosphere is the driver of a diverse range of phenomena associated with solar activity. In this article, we introduce theoretical concepts central to the study of flux emergence and discuss how the inclusion of different physical effects (e.g., magnetic buoyancy, magnetoconvection, reconnection, magnetic twist, interaction with ambient field) in models impact the evolution of the emerging field and plasma.

Keywords: Plasma physics, Reconnection, Convection, Flux emergence, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Radiative transfer, Active regions

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrsp-2014-3
Title Flux Emergence (Theory)
Author Mark C. M. Cheung / Hiroaki Isobe
Date accepted 18 May 2014, published 17 July 2014
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