MPOLE is a suite of IDL programs implimenting the Minimum Current Corona model.
The software, some documentation and a few examples, are freely available,
below without implied warranty. The current release is
Version 2.4. [ Previous upgrades:
Version 2.2 ]
- Reference manual: refman.pdf
- A Glossary
of Magnetic Charge Topology
- Dowload the suite of programs.mpole.tar
- Sample input files:
A collection of examples from the literature. Source configurations
have been translated from tables or figures from the classic MCC papers
which use point sources. Consult the original reference for an explanation
of units and labeling, these have been retained when possible. Those described
as "submerged poles models" do not have footprints since the sources lay
beneath the z=0 surface.
& Bratenahl 1980, Sol. Phys. 67, 245-258. [footprint]
and Somov 1989, Sov. Astron 33, 57-61. Submerged pole model
of AR2776 (4 sources)
et al. 1994, Sol. Phys. 150, 221-243. Submerged pole model
of AR2776 (18 sources)
& Silva 1998, Sol. Phys. 179, 349-377. Model of AR6993/6994
(13 sources) [footprint]
& Klapper 2002, ApJ 579, 468-481 Model of decaying
AR on 1993 June 5 (20 sources) [ footprint,
Please download the software and use it freely. We ask for two pieces of information that we can report to our sponsors.
We also ask that if you use the software in a publication that you acknowledge the source and cite one of the papers
in which its basis was first published (any of the 4 listed below). Please direct any questions to Dana Longcope.
The model is described in several published papers:
This is work supported by the National Science Foundation
Please send comments or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org