Modeling of magnetically confined plasma in hot coronal loops

Monday, 14 December 2015
Poster Hall (Moscone South)
Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, United States, Shinsuke Imada, Nagoya University, Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya, Japan and Joan T Schmelz, Joan T Schmelz, Department of physics and material science, Memphis, TN, United States
In this talk, we present results of three-dimensional MHD modeling for the Alfvén wave turbulence within loops with high temperatures ⩾ 5 MK. One of our findings is that for the Alfvén waves to create enough turbulence to heat the loops in the core of the active region, the footpoint velocity must be 5–6 km/s. We also present the results of the non-thermal line broadenings in these loops and draw a comparison between the observations and modeling.