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Amir Caspi   Submitted: 2011-10-28 12:15

We present an overview of solar flares and associated phenomena, drawing upona wide range of observational data primarily from the RHESSI era. Following anintroductory discussion and overview of the status of observationalcapabilities, the article is split into topical sections which deal withdifferent areas of flare phenomena (footpoints and ribbons, coronal sources,relationship to coronal mass ejections) and their interconnections. We alsodiscuss flare soft X-ray spectroscopy and the energetics of the process. Theemphasis is to describe the observations from multiple points of view, whilebearing in mind the models that link them to each other and to theory. Thepresent theoretical and observational understanding of solar flares is far fromcomplete, so we conclude with a brief discussion of models, and a list ofmissing but important observations.

Authors: Lyndsay Fletcher, Brian R. Dennis, Hugh S. Hudson, Säm Krucker, Ken Phillips, Astrid Veronig, Marina Battaglia, Laura Bone, Amir Caspi, Qingrong Chen, Peter Gallagher, Paolo C. Grigis, Haisheng Ji, Ryan O. Milligan, Manuela Temmer
Projects: GONG,Hinode/EIS,Hinode/SOT,Hinode/XRT,Nobeyama Radioheliograph,Owens Valley Solar Array,RHESSI,SDO-AIA,SDO-HMI,SDO-EVE,SoHO-EIT,SoHO-MDI,SoHO-CDS,SoHO-LASCO,SoHO-SUMER,STEREO,TRACE

Publication Status: Published -- Fletcher, L., et al. 2011, Space Sci. Rev., 159, 19; DOI 10.1007/s11214-010-9701-8
Last Modified: 2011-11-17 14:18
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