AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 55 Prominences
SPD Poster, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 10:00am-7:00pm, Ballroom

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[55.03] The Filamentary Structures of Quiescent Prominences

B.C. Low, G.J.D. Petrie (HAO/NCAR)

We present examples from a rich family of magnetostatic solutions describing sheets of vertical filamentary plasmas suspended in a bow-shaped magnetic field. These solutions are characterized with the realism of uneven loadings of mass on the field lines which produces a sheared field topology associated with a coupling between the field-aligned and cross-field current densities. These analytical models are useful for forward calculations of prominence emission and absorption, as well as the polarimetric signatures of prominence magnetic fields.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: low@hao.ucar.edu

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