Podgornyi, A. I., and Podgornyi, I. M.,
"A solar flare model including the formation and destruction of the current
sheet in the corona,"
Solar Phys. 139, 125 (1992).
Click on the image above for a larger .gif version.
A rather badly done cartoon with some intriguingly good ideas: field-aligned currents, a chromosphere, double layers: these are elements of how the terrestrial aurora works, and there is no reason not to seek analogs of the physics in the solar arena. Similar ideas are probably expressed in the Ugai cartoon.
4 January 2012Archive home page