Structure and dynamics of interconnecting loops and coronal holes in active longitudes

Elena E. Benevolenskaya, A. G. Kosovichev, P. H. Scherrer

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Using SOHO/MDI and SOHO/EIT data we study properties and dynamics of interconnected active regions, and the relations between the photospheric magnetic fields and coronal structures in active longitudes during the beginning of solar cycle 23. The emergence of new magnetic flux results in appearance of new interconnecting loops. The existence of stable coronal structures strongly depends on the photospheric magnetic fluxes and their variations. We present some initial results for a complex of solar activity observed in April 1997, and discuss the role of reconnection in the formation of the interconnected loops and coronal holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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