A&A 371, 328-332 (2001)
Solar prominence magnetic configurations derived numerically from convectionI. McKaig
Department of Mathematics, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA
(Received 19 January 2001 / Accepted 28 February 2001)
The solar convection zone may be a mechanism for generating the magnetic fields in the corona that create and thermally insulate quiescent prominences. This connection is examined here by numerically solving a diffusion equation with convection (below the photosphere) matched to Laplace's equation (modeling the current free corona above the photosphere). The types of fields formed resemble both Kippenhahn-Schlüter and Kuperus-Raadu configurations with feet that drop into supergranule boundaries.
Key words: supergranulation -- convection -- prominences
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