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Paper: Predicting the Structure of the Solar Corona During the 11 August 1999 Total Solar Eclipse
Volume: 205, The Last Total Solar Eclipse of the Millennium in Turkey
Page: 162
Authors: Mikic, J. A.; Linker, Z.; Riley, P.; Linello, R.
Abstract: We describe the application of a three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model to the prediction of the structure of the corona during the total solar eclipse of 11 August 1999. The calculation uses the observed photospheric radial magnetic field as a boundary condition. This model makes it possible to determine the large-scale structure of the magnetic field in the corona, as well as the distribution of the solar wind velocity, plasma density, and temperature. The density was used to predict the plane-of-sky polarization brightness prior to the eclipse. The prediction is compared with an eclipse image taken in Turkey.
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