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magnetic arcade

(solar arcade)
(series of arch-like magnetic flux lines on the Sun)

A magnetic arcade (or solar arcade) is a tube-like configuration of magnetic flux topology associated with some coronal mass ejections. It consists of flux lines arching off the Sun and back (coronal loops) arranged in a series so as to form an "arcade" appearance. The topology can lead to magnetic reconnection and solar flares.


(MHD,Sun,magnetism)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_loop

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