Wedemeyer-Bohm, S. Lagg, A., and Nordlund, A.,
"Coupling from the photosphere to the chromosphere and the corona,"
Space Sci. Revs. 144, 317, 2009.
The obvious complexity champion cartoon in the series showing the ever-more-rococo and ill-understood dynamical structures in between the photosphere and corona. The earliest ancestor of this sort of cartoon (note the greatly improved level of complexity nowadays) might have been that of Dowdy et al. in far-off 1986. Note the irony - this is the layer in which boundary conditions for coronal models, and for solar-interior models, typically are put. What a bad boundary! A skeptic could look at this and ask what in the world it has to do with a solar flare or CME ("fluctosphere"???!!!). But the Archivist strongly suspects that we'll never figure things out without solving the problems displayed here - sort of - at the same time.
The thinner version of the cartoon at the bottom (Karel Schrijver's idea) is more closely at the proper scale.
October 10, 2008
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