Artículos de revistas
Magnetohydrodynamics in solar and space physics
Gomez, Daniel Osvaldo; Martin, Luis Nicolas; Dmitruk, Pablo Ariel; Magnetohydrodynamics in solar and space physics; Elsevier; Advances In Space Research; 51; 10; 15-5-2013; 1916-1923
Gomez, Daniel Osvaldo
Martin, Luis Nicolas
Dmitruk, Pablo Ariel
Because of its proximity, our Sun provides a unique opportunity to perform high resolution observations of its outer layers throughout the whole electromagnetic spectrum. We can also theoretically model most of the fascinating physical phenomena taking place on the Sun, as well as their impact on the solar system. Many of these phenomena can be properly studied within the framework of magnetohydrodynamics. More specifically, we assume a fully ionized hydrogen plasma and adopt the more comprehensive two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic approximation. For problems such as the solar wind or magnetic loops in the solar corona, which are shaped by a relatively strong mean magnetic field, the reduced magnetohydrodynamic approximation is often used. We will review the basic features of both two-fluid and one-fluid magnetohydrodynamics, and focus on two particular applications: the turbulent heating of coronal active regions and the dynamics of the solar wind.