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Detection and Interpretation Of Long-Lived X-Ray Quasi-Periodic Pulsations in the X-Class Solar Flare On 2013 May 14 View all abstracts by submitter

Brian Dennis   Submitted: 2017-06-13 16:25

Quasi-periodic pulsations (QPP) seen in the time derivative of the GOES soft X-ray light curves are analyzed for the near-limb X3.2 event on 14 May 2013. The pulsations are apparent for a total of at least two hours from the impulsive phase to well into the decay phase, with a total of 163 distinct pulses evident to the naked eye. A wavelet analysis shows that the characteristic time scale of these pulsations increases systematically from ~25 s at 01:10 UT, the time of the GOES peak, to ~100 s at 02:00 UT. A second ridge in the wavelet power spectrum, most likely associated with flaring emission from a different active region, shows an increase from ~40 s at 01:40 UT to ~100 s at 03:10 UT. We assume that the QPP that produced the first ridge result from vertical kink-mode oscillations of the newly formed loops following magnetic reconnection in the coronal current sheet. This allows us to estimate the magnetic field strength as a function of altitude given the density, loop length, and QPP time scale as functions of time determined from the GOES light curves and RHESSI images. The calculated magnetic field strength of the newly formed loops ranges from about ~500 G at an altitude of 24 Mm to a low value of ~10 G at 60 Mm, in general agreement with the expected values at these altitudes. Fast sausage mode oscillations are also discussed and cannot be ruled out as an alternate mechanism for producing the QPP.

Authors: Brian R. Dennis, Anne K. Tolbert, Andrew Inglis, Jack Ireland, Tongjiang Wang, Gordon D. Holman, Laura A. Hayes, and Peter T. Gallagher
Projects: GOES X-rays,Hinode/XRT,RHESSI,SDO-AIA,SDO-EVE

Publication Status: Published in ApJ, 834:84, 2017
Last Modified: 2017-06-14 10:01
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