Standing shocks in the inner slow solar wind

Bo Li*, Yan Jun Chen, Xing Li

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Abstract

We examine whether the now tube along the edge of a coronal streamer supports standing shocks in the inner slow wind by solving an isothermal wind model in terms of the Lambert W function. It is shown that solutions with standing shocks do exist and they exist in a broad area in the parameter space characterizing the wind temperature and now tube. In particular, streamers with cusps located at a heliocentric distance ≳ 3.2R can readily support discontinuous slow winds with temperatures barely higher than 1 MK.

Original languageEnglish
Article number059601
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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