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Astron. Astrophys. 335, 10851092 (1998) ASTROPHYSICS
 

Summary: Astron. Astrophys. 335, 10851092 (1998)
ASTRONOMY
AND
ASTROPHYSICS
Solar flare cellular automata interpreted
as discretized MHD equations
H. Isliker1
, A. Anastasiadis1
, D. Vassiliadis2
, and L. Vlahos1
1
Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics, University of Thessaloniki, GR-540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece
(isliker@astro.auth.gr; anastasi@astro.auth.gr; vlahos@astro.auth.gr)
2
NASA/GSFC/USRA, Code 696, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA (vassi@lepgst.gsfc.nasa.gov)
Received 26 February 1998 / Accepted 28 April 1998
Abstract. We show that the Cellular Automaton (CA) model
for Solar flares of Lu and Hamilton (1991) can be understood as
the solution to a particular partial differential equation (PDE),
which describes diffusion in a localized region in space if a cer-

  

Source: Anastasiadis, Anastasios - Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens

 

Collections: Physics