CLASP Seminar Series: Qusai Al Shidi
WHEN: October 31, 2019 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
We are very pleased to welcome CLASP Postdoctoral Research Fellow Qusai Al Shidi.
Mr. Al Shidi will give a presentation titled: "Modeling and Simulating the Solar Chromosphere."
Abstract: The Sun’s chromosphere is a highly dynamic, partially ionized region where spicules (hot jets of plasma) form. I will go over why the chromosphere is an important but understudied region of the Sun, then I will present a two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic model to study the chromosphere, which includes ion–neutral interaction and frictional heating. The simulation produces a shock self-consistently, where the jet is driven by the frictional heating, which is much greater than the ohmic heating.