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TitleModelling the magnetic field of the solar corona with potential-field source-surface and Schatten current sheet models
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorNikolic, L
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8007, 2017, 69 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsextraterrestrial geology; geophysics; mathematical and computational geology; magnetic field; magnetic modelling; solar variations; Sun; Natural hazards
Illustrationssatellite images; time series; graphs; diagrams; models
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Northern Canada Geohazards Project
Released2017 05 31
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Space weather refers to the dynamic conditions on the Sun and in the space environment, in particular, in the near-Earth environment, that can affect critical infrastructure. NRCan operates the Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre and conducts research into space weather effects on power systems, pipelines, radio communications and GNSS positioning to help Canadian industry understand and mitigate the effects of space weather. This paper describes theoretical models and numerical techniques used to model the coronal magnetic field of the Sun.

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