Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Physics of Solar Eruptions
Inhester, Bernd; Wiegelmann, Thomas
Physik der Sonne und der Heliosphäre (Prof. Dr. Sami Solanki)
MPI für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-Lindau
SummarySince January 2007 the two space craft of NASA's STEREO mission orbit the Sun and provide us for the first time with simultaneously observed images of the Sun from two different viewpoints. The scientists at the MPS have developed analysis tools to generate three-dimensional models of plasma structures in the solar corona and compare them with models of the coronal magnetic field. These investigations aim at a better understanding of energetic eruptions and mass ejections of the solar corona.