Validation & Testing of the CROBAR 3D Coronal Reconstruction Method with a MURaM simulation

Joseph Plowman

Submitted on 5 September 2022


I report on validation and testing of a novel 3D reconstruction method than can obtain coronal plasma properties from a single snapshot perspective. I first reported on the method in 2021, and I have since named it the Coronal Reconstruction Onto B-Aligned Regions, or 'CROBAR', method. The testing was carried out with a cube from a MURaM 3D MHD simulation, which affords a coronal-like 'ground truth' against which the reconstruction method can be applied and compared. I find that the method does quite well, recovering the 'coronal veil'-like features recently reported from the MURaM simulations, and allaying concerns that these features would thwart recovery of valid 3D coronal structure from a limited number of perspectives. I also find that a second perspective at between 45 and 90 degrees, does significantly improve the reconstructions. Two distinct channels with Soft X-Ray like temperature response (peaking above 5 MK) would suffice for CROBAR's optically thin observables; barring that, a suite of AIA-like EUV passbands, with good coverage of the 3-8 MK temperature range.


Comment: 15 pages, 7 figures, to be submitted to ApJ

Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics