AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 37. CMEs and Prominences
Display, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 10:00am-6:30pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[37.01] Understanding Magnetic Eruptions on the Sun and their Interplanetary Consequences - The Solar MURI Project.

G. H. Fisher (UC Berkeley), Solar MURI Team

The objective of the Solar MURI project is to understand the physical mechanisms governing magnetic eruptions on the Sun well enough to develop a set of coupled numerical models capable of describing how magnetic eruptions are triggered, powered, and how the disturbances propagate to distances of 1 AU. To achieve this goal, we need to make detailed observations of eruptive phenomena, understand the basic physics that drives the eruptions and incorporate that knowledge into our numerical models, and learn how to incorporate real observational data into the numerical models.

The Solar MURI team is a multi-disciplinary effort consisting of scientists working at 9 Universities, with Associate team members coming from a host of other institutions. Our team members include experts in the analysis of magnetogram and vector magnetogram data, the development of new instrumentation, theorists working on CME eruption mechanisms, and a number of computational physicists working on code development.

We will describe the progress that we have made during the first year of funding of this project.

This work is funded by the DoD MURI program and is administered by AFOSR.

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