An adaptive grid code for high resolution 1-D hydrodynamics of the solar and stellar transition region and corona
Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Palazzo dei Normanni, I-90134 Palermo, Italy
2 Istituto per le Applicazioni Interdisciplinari della Fisica/CNR, Via Archirafi 36, I-90123 Palermo, Italy
Accepted: 31 July 1996
We present a new version of the Palermo-Harvard hydrodynamic model of plasma confined in coronal loops, based on a regridding algorithm which ensures limited variations of thermodynamical variables across grid points. The code provides an accurate description of the dynamics of the chromosphere-corona transition region, in spite of the very steep temperature and density gradients, even during flare-like transients. The new model can be used to synthesize, together with X-ray emission, the optically thin emission originating from the transition region, mainly in the EUV band. Here we show sample results.
Key words: methods numerical / hydrodynamics / Sun: transition region / Sun: corona / Sun: flares / Sun: UV radiation
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