AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 2. Coronal Plasmas
Display, Monday, June 3, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[2.11] A New Code for Simulating Dynamic Coronal Loops

J.F. Boyd, E.E. DeLuca, A.A. van Ballegooijen (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), T.D. Arber (U of Warwick)

Recent observations with TRACE suggest that apparently steady coronal loops are inconsistent with hydrostatic loop models. We present results from a new hydrodynamic code that will be used to model recent observations from TRACE, SOHO and HESSI.

In this poster we describe the code and show detail comparisons between the results from this code and a range of loop models. The validation of the code is an ongoing process, but the simulations we have run to-date suggest that it will be extremely useful for the testing of detailed heating models by comparison of forward models with detailed multi-wavelength observations.

Other posters at this meeting will present applications of this code to active region loops and flares.

TRACE is supported by contract NAS5-38099 from NASA to LMATC.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jboyd@head-cfa.harvard.edu

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