Nonlinear self-consistent three-dimensional arcade-like solutions of the magnetohydrostatic equations
Received 18 November 1996 / Accepted 15 January 1997
Exact self-consistent solutions of the magnetohydrostatic equations in three dimensions with a nonlinear relationship between the magnetic field and the current density are presented. The derivation is carried out in Cartesian coordinates including a constant gravitational force pointing into the negative z-direction. Out of several solution classes only one has an arcade-like magnetic field topology. This solution class is investigated further and two examples are shown for specific choices of the free functions and parameters which the solution class has.
Key words: magnetohydrodynamics magnetic fields plasmas Sun: magnetic fields Sun: corona stars: magnetic fields
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Online publication: April 28, 1998