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S. Wedemeyer-Böhm, E. Scullion, O. Steiner, L. Rouppe van der Voort, J. de la Cruz Rodriguez, V. Fedun, R. Erdélyi
Magnetic tornadoes as energy channels into the solar corona
Nature, 486, 505 - 508, June 28th, 2012
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Neither in our Nature article nor in follow-up did we claim to have
solved the coronal heating problem. The heating is very likely
caused by a combination of processes, which work on different
spatial scales. Magnetic tornadoes may contribute in this respect.
The magnetic tornadoes are usually smaller than the large-scale
tornadoes observed with SDO earlier this year. It is not known so far if
these phenomena are connected.
The research was carried out by an international team, which was
initiated and led by researchers from the
University of Oslo, Norway.
Three out of the four first authors are based at the University of Oslo.
Articles in printed popular science magazines:
- Science et Vie, No. 1142, 11/2012, p. 98-105 (France)
- Discover Magazine, 12/2012, p.12
- Bild der Wissenschaften, 7/2013, p. 42-61 (Germany)
- Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, Nr. 782, 8/2013, p. 399-407 (Germany)
- Illustrert Vitenskap, 9/2013, p.8-9 (Norway)
- How It Works, June 2014 (UK)
Radio shows and podcasts:
BBC, The Naked Scientist (podcast, MP3, at 1:02) (aired July
incl. interview with S. Wedemeyer-Böhm)
ABC Science (MP3, at 13:32) (Australia, aired Wednesday, July 4th)
- Downtown Radio (Northern Ireland), interview with E. Scullion,
aired June 30th, 2012
- Radio P2 (Norway), interview with M. Carlsson (July 28th, 2012)
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International online media:
13/06/13: "NASA chief warns of solar tornado season as storms dance across the sun"
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