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Paper: Emerging Flux Simulations and Proto-Active Regions
Volume: 455, 4th Hinode Science Meeting: Unsolved Problems and Recent Insights
Page: 133
Authors: Stein, R. F.; Lagerfjärd, A.; Nordlund, &.; Georgobiani, D.
Abstract: The emergence of minimally structured (uniform and horizontal) magnetic field from a depth of 20 Mm has been simulated. The field emerges first in a mixed polarity pepper and salt pattern, but then collects into separate, unipolar concentrations and produces pores. The field strength was then artificially increased to produce spot-like structures. The field strength at continuum optical depth unity peaks at 1 kG, with a maximum of 4 kG. Where the vertical field is strong, the spots persist (at present an hour of solar time has been simulated). Where the field is weak, the spot gets filled in and disappears. Stokes profiles have been calculated and processed with the Hinode annular Modulation Transfer Function, the slit diffraction, and frequency smoothing. These data are available at∼bob/stokes.
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