Magnetohydrodynamic Modeling of the Solar Corona

    White-light eclipse and coronagraph images of the Sun reveal the complex structure of the Sun's outer atmosphere, the solar corona. The structures observed are produced by the interaction of the solar wind with the coronal magnetic field. Advances in coronal modeling techniques now allow us to realistically simulate this interaction. Specific examples of our calculations and comparisons of our results with coronal data can be found on this page.


Description of the Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Model

Eclipse Predictions and Comparisons:

pb_aug17_icon.jpgThe August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse*NEW*

pb_nov12_icon.jpgThe November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse

pb_jul10_icon.jpgThe July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse

pb_jul09_icon.jpgThe July 22, 2009 Solar Eclipse

pb_aug08_icon.jpgThe August 1, 2008 Solar Eclipse

The March 29, 2006 Solar Eclipse

The December 4, 2002 Solar Eclipse

The June 21, 2001 Solar Eclipse

The August 11, 1999 Solar Eclipse

The February 26, 1998 Solar Eclipse

The March 9, 1997 Solar Eclipse

The October 24, 1995 Solar Eclipse

The November 3, 1994 Solar Eclipse

Movies of Carrington Rotations:
Carrington Rotations 1918/1919
(Jan 5 - Feb 26, 1997)
Carrington Rotation 1888
(Oct 10 - Nov 6, 1994)

Who We Are

    The calculations described here were carried out by solar physicists Jon Linker, Zoran Mikić, Roberto Lionello, Pete Riley, and Viacheslav Titov.  They are researchers at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego.  Their research was supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation.  The computations were performed on Ranger at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), and on Columbia and Pleiades at NASA's Advanced Supercomputing Divison (NAS).

    Results provided on this web site are supported by NASA's, AFOSR's, and NSF's Strategic Capabilities program, NSF's Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling, and NASA's Heliophysics Theory program.

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