Living Reviews in Solar Physics – Extended MHD modeling of the steady solar corona and the solar wind

August 2, 2018, from Richard Morton

A new review article has been published in the open-access journal Living Reviews in Solar Physics on July 30, 2018:

Gombosi, T.I., van der Holst, B., Manchester, W.B., Sokolov, I.V., “Extended MHD modeling of the steady solar corona and the solar wind”, Living Rev Sol Phys (2018) 15: 4. doi.org/10.1007/s41116-018-0014-4

Abstract:
The history and present state of large-scale magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the solar corona and the solar wind with steady or quasi-steady coronal physics is reviewed. We put the evolution of ideas leading to the recognition of the existence of an expanding solar atmosphere into historical context. The development and main features of the first generation of global corona and solar wind models are described in detail. This historical perspective is also applied to the present suite of global corona and solar wind models. We discuss the evolution of new ideas and their implementation into numerical simulation codes. We point out the scientific and computational challenges facing these models and discuss the ways various groups tried to overcome these challenges. Next, we discuss the latest, state-of-the art models and point to the expected next steps in modeling the corona and the interplanetary medium.

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