Prominence formation and destruction

Chun Xia, Patrick Antolin, Rony Keppens

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In earlier work, we demonstrated the in-situ formation of a quiescent prominence in a sheared magnetic arcade by chromospheric evaporation and thermal instability in a multidimensional MHD model. Here, we improve our setup and reproduce the formation of a curtainlike prominence from first principles, while showing the coexistence of the growing, large-scale prominence with short-lived dynamic coronal rain in overlying loops. When the localized heating is gradually switched off, the central prominence expands laterally beyond the range of its selfcreated magnetic dips and falls down along the arched loops. The dipped loops recover their initially arched shape and the prominence plasma drains to the chromosphere completely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNature of Prominences and their Role in Space Weather
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107045194
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


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