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S. Wedemeyer-Böhm, E. Scullion, O. Steiner, L. Rouppe van der Voort, J. de la Cruz Rodriguez, V. Fedun, R. Erdélyi

Magnetic tornadoes as energy channels into the solar corona

Nature, 486, 505 - 508, June 28th, 2012

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Common misconceptions:
  • Neither in our Nature article nor in follow-up did we claim to have solved the coronal heating problem. The heating is very likely caused by a combination of processes, which work on different spatial scales. Magnetic tornadoes may contribute in this respect.
  • The magnetic tornadoes are usually smaller than the large-scale tornadoes observed with SDO earlier this year. It is not known so far if these phenomena are connected.
  • The research was carried out by an international team, which was initiated and led by researchers from the University of Oslo, Norway. Three out of the four first authors are based at the University of Oslo.

Articles in printed popular science magazines:
  • Science et Vie, No. 1142, 11/2012, p. 98-105 (France)
  • Discover Magazine, 12/2012, p.12
  • Bild der Wissenschaften, 7/2013, p. 42-61 (Germany)
  • Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, Nr. 782, 8/2013, p. 399-407 (Germany)
  • Illustrert Vitenskap, 9/2013, p.8-9 (Norway)
  • How It Works, June 2014 (UK)


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