Montana State University

Heliophysics Journal Club

In this seminar, graduate student and faculty participants will review recent journal articles and preprints in order to familiarize themselves with the "state of the art" of the major observational and theoretical research topics of the discipline and the MSU research program. From time to time, "classic" papers of enduring value may be discussed. The typical weekly meeting will consist of a one-hour critical discussion of a journal article, copies of which will have been distributed to, and read by, all participants during the previous week. Each discussion will be informally led by a student or faculty member. Participants will be expected to contribute actively to all discussions, and to lead an occasional one on a rotating basis. When appropriate, these discussions will be replaced by an informal presentation of personal research results by MSU students, faculty, or scientific visitors.

Information

Coordinator: Charles Kankelborg

Time: Thursdays, 10am

Place: WebEx

Course: PHSX 594-017


Schedule

Spring 2021

Date Discussion leader Article
January 14 Organizational Meeting
January 21 ArloRelativistic Electron Microbursts as High Energy Tail of Pulsating Aurora Electrons
January 28 WillowSpectral Signatures of Chromospheric Condensation in a Major Solar Flare
February 4 MarikaThe Solar Corona during the Total Eclipse on 1806 June 16: Graphical Evidence of the Coronal Structure during the Dalton Minimum
February 11 SumanExtreme-ultraviolet bursts and nanoflares in the quiet-Sun transition region and corona
February 18 CharlesReconnection nanojets in the solar corona
February 25 JakeMapping solar magnetic fields from the photosphere to the base of the corona
March 4 MichaelA dynamic magnetic tension force as the cause of failed solar eruptions
March 11 RoySpectral Line Asymmetries of Hot Fe Lines in Multiloop Models
March 18 CappyThe origin of reconnection-mediated transient brightenings in the solar transition region
March 25 WillModeling Mg ii h, k and Triplet Lines at Solar Flare Ribbons
April 1 ShaneA physics-based method that can predict imminent large solar flares
April 8 WyattUnraveling the Formation Mechanism for the Bursts of Electron Butterfly Distributions: Test Particle and Quasilinear Simulations
April 15 EricRapid MeV electron precipitation as observed by SAMPEX/HILT during high speed stream driven storms
April 22 ReyannA comparative study on the lightning sferics associated with terrestrial T gamma-ray flashes observed in Americas and Asia
April 29 Finals

Archive

Link to previously discussed publications

Suggested Articles

Publication
Lindsey et al., "Submerged Sources of Transient Acoustic Emission from Solar Flares," ApJL 901:L9 (2020)
Shah, M., Bradshaw, S., and Winebarger, A. "The origin of reconnection-mediated transient brightenings in the solar transition region," Nature Astronomy (2020)
Antolin et al. In Situ Generation of Transverse Magnetohydrodynamic Waves from Colliding Flows in the Solar Corona (2018)
Bian et al. Suppression of parallel transport in turbulent magnetized plasmas and its impact on non-thermal and thermal aspects of solar flares.
Boldyrev & Horaites (2019). Kinetic theory of the electron strahl in the solar wind. Monthly notices of the Royal Astro. Soc.
Bowerman, W. G. Residential mortgage loans and sun-spot numbers. Popular Astronomy 52, 123 (1944).
Boyd et al. Statistical properties of the radiation belt seed population. Journal of Geophysical research. doi:10.1002/2016JA022652
Burch et al. Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space. Science, 352(6290)
Chen et al. Particle Acceleration by a Solar Flare Termination Shock
Davenport et al. (2019). The Evolutin of Flare Activity with Stellar Age. ApJ.
DeForest et al. Fading Coronal Structure and the Onset of Turbulence in the Young Solar Wind.
Escande et al. (2019). Relevant heating of the quiet solar corona by Alfven waves: a result of adiabaticity breakdown. Scientific Reports.
Fox et al. Experimental Verification of the Role of Electron Pressure in Fast Magnetic Reconnection with a Guide Field. Phys Rev Lett 118 125002 (2017).
Halsekas et al. Structure, dynamics, and seasonal variability of the Mars-solar wind interaction: MAVEN Solar Wind Ion Analyzer in-flight performance and science results. Space Physics 122, 1 (2017).
Hannah et al. The First X-ray Imaging Spectroscopy of Quiescent Solar Active Regions with NuSTAR
Hazra & Nandy (2019). The origin of parity changes in the solar cycle. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro. Soc.
Huang, Yi-Min and Bhattacharjee, A. Turbulent Magnetohydrodynamic Reconnection Mediated by the Plasmoid Instability
Jarboe et al, The nature and source of solar magnetic phenomena, Physics of Plasmas (2019).
Keika et al. Storm-time energetic oxygen enhancements due to acceleration of pre-existing warm oxygen in the inner magnetosphere. doi:10.1002/2016JA022384
Kontar et al. Turbulent Kinetic Energy in the Energy Balance of a Solar Flare. Phys Rev Lett 118 155101 (2017).
Kontar et al. (2019). Determination of the Total Accelerated Electron Rate and Power Using Solar Flare Hard X-Ray Spectra. ApJ.
Kusano et al. (2020). A physics-based method that can predict imminent large solar flares. Science.
Kuznetsov et all. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Sources of Hard X-Ray Pulsations in Solar Flares. Solar Physics v291 (2016).
Li & Feng (2019). Characteristics of solar wind rotation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro. Soc.
Li et al. Unraveling the generation mechanisms of very oblique lower-band chorus waves, Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1002/2016GL070386
Mann I.R. and L.G. Ozeke How quickly, how deeply, and how strongly can dynamical outer boundary conditions impact Van Allen radiation belt morphology? Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121, 6, doi:10.1002/2016ja022647.
Myers et al. A dynamic magnetic tension force as the cause of failed solar eruptions
Parenti et al. Spectroscopy of very hot plasma in non-flaring parts of a solar limb active region: spatial and temporal properties. ArXiv.
Phan, T. D. et al. Electron bulk heating in magnetic reconnection at Earth's magnetopause: Dependence on the inflow Alfvén speed and magnetic shear. GeoRL 40, 447-4480 (2013)
Phan, T. D. et al. Ion bulk heating in magnetic reconnection exhausts at Earth's magnetopause: Dependence on the inflow Alfvén speed and magnetic shear angle. GeoRL 41, 700-7010 (2014).
Pontin et al. Why Are Flare Ribbons Associated with the Spines of Mafnetic Null Points Generically Elongated?
Rappazzo et al. Coronal Heating Topology: The Interplay of Current Sheets and Magnetic Field Lines. ApJ 844 87 (2017).
Reep et al. Transition Region and Chromospheric Signatures of Impulsive Heating Events. II. Modeling
Reep, J. W. and Russell, A.J.B. Alfvenic Wave Heating of the Upper Chromosphere in Flares.
Reeves et al. Energy dependent dynamics of keV to MeV electrons in the inner zone, outer zone, and slot regions., Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121, 1, doi:10.1002/2015ja021569.
Sanz-Forcada et al. (2019). Multi-wavelength variability of the young solar analog ι Horologii. X-ray cycle, star spots, flares, and UV emission. A&A.
Sadykov et al. (2019). Statistical Study of Chromospheric Evaporation in Impulsive Phase of Solar Fares
Saikin et al. The dependence on geomagnetic conditions and solar wind dynamic pressure of the spatial distributions of EMIC waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.10002/2016JA022523.
Shi et al. Survey of radiation belt energetic electron pitch angle distributions based on the Van Allen Probes MagEIS measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121, 2, doi:10.1002/2015ja021724.
Shimojo et al. Observing the Sun with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA): High-Resolution Interferometric Imaging. Solar Physics 292 87 (2017).
Srivastava et al. High-frequency torsional Alfvén waves as an energy source for coronal heating. Nature Scientific Reports 7 (2017).
Yang et al. Global maps of the magnetic field in the solar corona. Science 369:6504, pp.694-697 (2020), DOI: 10.1126/science.abb4462
Zhang et al. Direct Evidence of EMIC-Driven Electron Loss in Space Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121, 7, doi:10.1002/2016ja022521

Links to Journals


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Distribution List

Hardcopy

  1. Atwood, Shane
  2. Brannon, Sean
  3. Longcope, Dana
  4. Prazak, Michael
  5. Qiu, Jiong
  6. Reed, Willow
  7. Takeda, Aki
  8. Zhu, Chunming

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