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Flux distribution of solar intranetwork magnetic fields

Wang, Jingxiu and Wang, Haimin and Tang, Frances and Lee, Jeongwoo W. and Zirin, Harold (1995) Flux distribution of solar intranetwork magnetic fields. Solar Physics, 160 (2). pp. 277-288. ISSN 0038-0938. doi:10.1007/bf00732808.

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Big Bear deep magnetograms of June 4, 1992 provide unprecedented observations for direct measurements of solar intranetwork (IN) magnetic fields. More than 2500 individual IN elements and 500 network elements are identified and their magnetic flux measured in a quiet region of 300 × 235 arc sec. The analysis reveals the following results: 1. (1) IN element flux ranges from 10¹⁶ Mx (detection limit) to 2 × 10¹⁸ Mx, with a peak flux distribution of 6 × 10¹⁶ Mx. 2. (2) More than 20% of the total flux in this quiet region is in the form of IN elements at any given time. 3. (3) Most IN elements appear as a cluster of mixed polarities from an emergence center (or centers) somewhere within the network interior. 4. (4) The IN flux is smaller than the network flux by more than an order of magnitude. It has a uniform spatial distribution with equal amount of both polarities. It is speculated that IN fields are intrinsically different from network fields and may be generated from a different source as well.

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Additional Information:© 1995 Springer Verlag. Received 05 December 1994; Revised 05 May 1995. J. Wang's work is supported by the collaboration program funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the NSF of the United States. H. Wang, F. Tang, and H. Zirin are supported by NSF Grant INT-9206863 and ONR Grant N00014-89-J-1069. The work was done when J. Wang was visiting Caltech. He wishes to express his gratitude to Prof. Harold Zirin for his warm hospitality. The authors wish to thank the referee, Dr. C. Keller, for his helpful critique.
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-89-J-1069
Subject Keywords:Magnetic Field; Spatial Distribution; Detection Limit; Direct Measurement; Magnetic Flux
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Official Citation:Wang, J., Wang, H., Tang, F. et al. Flux distribution of solar intranetwork magnetic fields. Sol Phys 160, 277–288 (1995).
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