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Nishu Karna   Submitted: 2015-09-14 11:09

We present a survey of 429 coronal prominence cavities found between 2010 May and 2015 February using the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly limb synoptic maps. We examined correlations between each cavity's height, width, and length. Our findings showed that around 38% of the cavities were prolate, 27% oblate, and 35% circular in shape. The lengths of the cavities ranged from 0.06 to 2.9 {R}. When a cavity is longer than 1.5 {R}, it has a narrower height range (0.1-0.3 {R}), whereas when the cavity was shorter than 1.5 {R}, it had a wider height range (0.07-0.5 {R}). We find that the overall three-dimensional topology of the long, stable cavities can be characterized as a long tube with an elliptical cross section. We also noted that the circular and oblate cavities are longer in length than the prolate cavities. We also studied the physical mechanisms behind the cavity drift toward the pole and found it to be tied to the meridional flow. Finally, by observing the evolution of the cavity regions using SDO/Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) surface magnetic field observations, we found that the cavities formed a belt near the polar coronal hole boundary; we call this the cavity belt. Our results showed that the cavity belt migrated toward higher latitude over time and the cavity belt disappeared after the polar magnetic field reversal. This result shows that cavity evolution provides new insight into the solar cycle.

Authors: N. Karna, W. D. Pesnell, and J. Zhang

Publication Status: Published (Sep 8, 2015)
Last Modified: 2015-09-14 16:09
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