3D MHD flux emergence experiments: idealised models and coronal interactions

A. W. Hood*, V. Archontis, D. MacTaggart

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This paper reviews some of the many 3D numerical experiments of the emergence of magnetic fields from the solar interior and the subsequent interaction with the pre-existing coronal magnetic field. The models described here are idealised, in the sense that the internal energy equation only involves the adiabatic, Ohmic and viscous shock heating terms. However, provided the main aim is to investigate the dynamical evolution, this is adequate. Many interesting observational phenomena are explained by these models in a self-consistent manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3–31
Number of pages29
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number1
Early online date1 Apr 2011
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • Flux emergence
  • Numerical simulation
  • Solar corona


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