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Tornadoes in the solar atmosphere: Velocity streamlines

Author: Christian Nutto
Affiliation: Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany

Co-authors: O. Steiner

Main category: Natural Sciences (Astronomy)

Caption:
The sequence shows the evolution of dynamic structures resembling tornadoes in the solar atmosphere. The red lines represent stream lines of the velocity field in the solar atmosphere. The contour shows the dynamic evolution of the $\beta=1$ layer.


Further information:
The visualization was done using VAPOR.


Further Reading: Sven Wedemeyer-Böhm, Eamon Scullion, Oskar Steiner et. al, "Magnetic tornadoes as energy channels into the solar corona", Nature 486, 2012

DOI: 10.18147/smn.2016/video:10

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