Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Movie: Rising Buoyant Loops

This of a 3D rendering of magnetic field lines in buoyant magnetic loops (see my papers on these loops here and here). I have taken care not to render other field lines to visual clarity. The coloring gives the magnitude of the magnetic field. The black surfaces represent the inner and outer boundaries at 0.72 and 0.96 R_sun, respectively. The view is looking south along the rotation axis at a region roughly from the equator to 30 degree north latitude and about 30 degree in longitudinal extent. The movie covers 18 simulated days. You can download a copy of this movie by going to the Vimeo hosting site. If you use it please remember to acknowledge its source.