Frontiers eBook on Coronal Magnetometry now available for free download

Friday, August 11, 2017

Magnetism defines the complex and dynamic solar corona. It determines the magnetic loop structure that dominates images of the corona, and stores the energy necessary to drive coronal eruptive phenomena and flare explosions. At great heights the corona transitions into the ever-outflowing solar wind, whose speed and three-dimensional morphology are controlled by the global coronal magnetic field. Coronal magnetism is thus at the heart of any understanding of the nature of the corona, and essential for predictive capability of how the Sun affects the Earth.

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Coronal magnetometry is a subject that requires a concerted effort to draw together the different strands of research happening around the world. Each method provides some information about the field, but none of them can be used to determine the full 3D field structure in the full volume of the corona. Thus, we need to combine them to understand the full picture. Our recently coordinated Frontiers Research Topic on Coronal Magnetometry was designed to provide a forum for comparing and coordinating these research methods, and for discussing future opportunities.

We are pleased to announce that the Frontiers Research Topic eBook: "Coronal Magnetometry" has been compiled and is now available online.

The eBook is available for free download on the Frontiers website through the following link:

It is also available for download on our Research Topic homepage, found here:

Sarah Gibson, Laurel Rachmeler, and Stephen White, editors