Heat flux delivered by magnetic reconnection is calculated based on a model using magnetic field observations, and the calculation is then compared with AIA EUV observations.
We present potential filed and nonlinear force-free magnetic field (NLFFF) extrapolations of full-disk magnetogram observed by SDO/HMI instrument. The study shows that NLFFF model agrees significantly better with coronal magnetic loops as observed in SDO/AIA images.
Bertello and collaborators at NSO have made a first attempt to estimate some of the uncertainties in magnetic synoptic maps and evaluated their impact on coronal and heliospheric models. They found that accounting for the statistical uncertainties arising from the distribution of image pixels contributing to each bin in the synoptic map may produce a noticeable change in the results obtained from these models.