AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 88 Solar Photosphere and Below
SPD Oral, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 10:30-11:30am, 702

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[88.05] ILCT: Combining Local Correlation Tracking with the Magnetic Induction Equation

G.H. Fisher, B.T. Welsch, W.P. Abbett (UC Berkeley), S. Regnier (Montana State University)

In order to use sequences of vector magnetogram data as input to MHD simulations of the solar atmosphere, one must ensure that the data is consistent with the MHD induction equation. We describe a new technique, ILCT, that uses local correlation tracking to determine a 3-D flow field that is consistent with the ideal MHD induction equation. The flow fields are thus suitable for incorporation into the photospheric boundary of an MHD simulation of the solar atmosphere.

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