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Paper: Coronal Heating and Acceleration of the Solar Wind
Volume: 370, Solar and Stellar Physics Through Eclipses
Page: 82
Authors: Ofman, L.
Abstract: The heating of the solar corona to millions of degrees have puzzled solar physicist for decades. The related process of solar wind acceleration is also not well understood. Although, the exact physical mechanisms of these processes are being debated, current spectroscopic, and white light observations of the corona provide important constrains on the possible models. I provide a brief overview of the relevant observations by Ulysses, SOHO, and RHESSI spacecrafts, and discuss the theoretical models of the possible heating and acceleration mechanisms. I show the results of computations that lead towards the understanding of these processes.
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