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Paper: MHD Analysis of the Solar Wind Structure from the Photosphere to the Inner Heliosphere
Volume: 484, Outstanding Problems in Heliophysics: From Coronal Heating to the Edge of the Heliosphere
Page: 222
Authors: Washimi, H.; Zank, G.; Hu, Q.; Tanaka, T.; Nakamizo, A.; Kojima, M.
Abstract: We performed a 3D MHD simulation from the photosphere to the inner heliosphere to examine whether high-speed solar wind can be reproduced near the equator in the minimum phase of the Solar Cycle (SC) 23. We have incorporated external acceleration and heating source terms into the momentum and energy equations, respectively, in our simulation. Simulation results are compared with satellite observations, which shows that equatorial high-speed solar wind can be reproduced in the inner heliosphere, although quantitative accuracy is not high.
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