A2 From solar to heliospheric flows and instabilities

Dr. Volker Bothmer, Prof. Dr. Jörg Büchner

Space missions currently in orbit enable for the first time to continuously image the generation and propagation of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) flows from the Sun to beyond the orbit of Earth. Project A2 will help clarify the role of magnetic reconnection processes for CME onset and acceleration by applying the 3D MHD code LINMOD3D to the state of the art solar and heliospheric observations. Complementary analysis of the modeling results for the onsets of CMEs and the turbulence parameters derived from the imaged CME and associated shock waves will lead to fundamental new understandings of the generation of heliospheric instabilities through CMEs.