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Quiescent prominence threads models

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We have calculated prominence thread models for different values of the center temperature and pressure. We have simultaneously solved the radiative transfer, statistical equilibrium and ionization equilibrium equations assuming a three-level atom plus continuum. We have also computed the energy balance equation including the hydrogen radiative losses from our calculations, plus other radiative losses and heat conduction. Some models have been calculated assuming possible variations in thermal conductivity and heating terms. We computed the lines and continua emitted by a number of threads, in order to compare with the observations and evaluate how the different values of the parameters affect the profiles and absolute intensities of Lα, Lβ, Hα, and Ly continuum.

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Fontenla, J.M., Rovira, M. Quiescent prominence threads models. Sol Phys 96, 53–92 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00239794

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Keywords

  • Hydrogen
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Statistical Equilibrium
  • Heat Conduction
  • Energy Balance