Anatomy of a solar flare: Measurements of the 2006 December 14 X-class flare with GONG, HINODE, and RHESSI

Matthews, Sarah, Zharkov, Sergei and Zharkova, Valentina (2011) Anatomy of a solar flare: Measurements of the 2006 December 14 X-class flare with GONG, HINODE, and RHESSI. The Astrophysical Journal, 739 (2). p. 71. ISSN 0004-637X

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Some of the most challenging observations to explain in the context of existing flare models are those related to the lower atmosphere and below the solar surface. Such observations, including changes in the photospheric magnetic field and seismic emission, indicate the poorly understood connections between energy release in the corona and its impact in the photosphere and the solar interior. Using data from Hinode, TRACE, RHESSI, and GONG we study the temporal and spatial evolution of the 2006 December 14 X-class flare in the chromosphere, photosphere, and the solar interior. We investigate the connections between the emission at various atmospheric depths, including acoustic signatures obtained by time-distance and holography methods from the GONG data. We report the horizontal displacements observed in the photosphere linked to the timing and locations of the acoustic signatures we believe to be associated with this flare, their vertical and horizontal displacement velocities, and their potential implications for current models of flare dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sun: activity; Sun: flares; Sun: helioseismology; Sun: oscillations; sunspots
Subjects: F500 Astronomy
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:56
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:53

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