Vortices, shocks, and heating in the solar photosphere (Moll et al.)
- Published on 29 April 2012
In section 9. The Sun
Vortices, shocks, and heating in the solar photosphere: effect of a magnetic field
This paper highlights the difference of the energy deposition and transport in magnetic and non-magnetic regions on the solar surface. While moving shock fronts dominate in the non-magnetic parts, highly magnetized small-scale vortices induce substantial local heating and govern the flow structures in the magnetic parts.