Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S335, P307-309 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317009875 View full text
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Ljubomir Nikolić

Abstract: AbstractThe potential-field source-surface (PFSS) model of the solar corona is a widely used tool in the space weather research and operations. In particular, the PFSS model is used in solar wind forecast models which empirically associate solar wind properties with the numerically derived coronal magnetic field. In the PFSS model, the spherical surface where magnetic field lines are forced to open is typically placed at 2.5 solar radii. However, the results presented here suggest that setting this surface (th…

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