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The Manifold Structure of the Chromosphere and Corona

Zirin, H. (1971) The Manifold Structure of the Chromosphere and Corona. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical and physical sciences, 270 (1202). pp. 77-80. ISSN 0080-4614. doi:10.1098/rsta.1971.0062.

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Although the photosphere is a uniform region for scales greater than the granulation, the fact that the magnetic field strength falls off less sharply than the gas pressure leads to strong magnetic influence at greater heights in the solar atmosphere. This magnetic influence leads to non-uniformity and fine structure in the chromosphere and corona. The existence of such structure has been deduced mostly from measurements of photospheric phenomena; in particular, from measurements of photospheric velocity fields (Leighton, Noyes & Simon 1962) and of photospheric magnetic fields (Bumba & Howard 1965). The determining factor would thus appear to be in the photosphere; but visible effects only are produced in the chromosphere and corona.

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Additional Information:© 1971 The Royal Society. Published 16 July 1971. This research was supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Science Foundation.
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Official Citation: The Manifold Structure of the Chromosphere and Corona H. Zirin Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A: 1971 270 77-80; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.1971.0062. Published 16 July 1971
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