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Paper: Flux Tube Dynamics
Volume: 184, Third Advances in Solar Physics Euroconference: Magnetic Fields and Oscillations
Page: 38
Authors: Steiner, O.
Abstract: We propose that the observed fragmentation of magnetic elements is due to their inherent liability to the interchange instability. The convective collapse and numerical simulations of the formation of intense magnetic flux sheets including spectral signatures of the formation process are discussed. We suggest that the mean downflow measured in magnetic elements is due to a fraction of an ensemble of magnetic elements being in the formation phase at any given time. It is shown that observed Stokes V profiles of magnetic elements are actua lly an average of spatially strongly varying profiles with a delicate balance of positive and negative contributions to the area asymmetry.
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