E-Print Archive

There are 4236 abstracts currently viewable.


Search:

Advanced Search
Options
Main Page Add New E-Print Submitter
Information
Feedback
News Help/FAQ About Preferences
Manage Key Phrase
Notification
* News 04/04/20 * The archive is using a new backend database. This has thrown up a few SQL errors in the last few days. If you have any issues please email adavey@nso.edu with either the number of eprint you are trying to edit or a link to your preprint.

An Observational Test of Solar Plasma Heating by Magnetic Flux Cancellation View all abstracts by submitter

Sung-Hong Park   Submitted: 2020-05-19 01:38

'Recent observations suggest that magnetic flux cancellation may play a crucial role to heat the Sun's upper atmosphere (chromosphere, transition region, corona). Here, we intended to validate an analytic model for magnetic reconnection and consequent coronal heating, driven by a pair of converging and cancelling magnetic flux sources of opposite polarities. For this test, we analyzed photospheric magnetic field and multi-wavelength UV/EUV observations of a small-scale flux cancellation event in a quiet-Sun internetwork region over a target interval of 5.2 hr. The observed cancellation event exhibits a converging motion of two opposite-polarity magnetic patches on the photosphere and red-shifted Doppler velocities (downflows) therein consistently over the target interval, with a decrease in magnetic flux of both polarities at a rate of 1015 Mx/s. Several impulsive EUV brightenings, with DEM values peaked at 1.6-2.0 MK, are also observed in the shape of arcades with their two footpoints anchored in the two patches. The rate of magnetic energy released as heat at the flux cancellation region is estimated to be in the range of (0.2-1)1024 erg/s over the target interval, which can satisfy the requirement of previously reported heating rates for the quiet-Sun corona. Finally, both short-term (a few to several tens of minutes) variations and long-term (a few hours) trends in the magnetic energy release rate are clearly shown in the estimated rate of radiative energy loss of electrons at temperatures above 2.0 MK. All these observational findings support the validity of the investigated reconnection model for plasma heating in the upper solar atmosphere by flux cancellation.'

Authors: Sung-Hong Park
Projects: None

Publication Status: Accepted for publication in ApJ
Last Modified: 2020-05-20 12:07
Go to main E-Print page  Forecasting Solar Cycle 25 Using Deep Neural Networks  The Drivers of Active Region Outflows into the Slow Solar Wind  Edit Entry  Download Preprint  Delete Entry 

Key
Go to main E-Print pageGo to main E-Print page.
Previous AbstractPrevious Abstract.
Next AbstractNext Abstract.
Download PreprintDownload Preprint.
Submitter's HomepageSubmitters Homepage.
Edit EntryEdit Entry.
View All Abstracts By SubmitterView all abstracts by submitter.
Delete AbstractDelete abstract.

Latest Entries
Sunquake with a second-bounce, other sunquakes and emission associated with X9.3 flare of 6 September 2017. II. Proposed interpretation
f-mode strengthening from a localized bipolar subsurface magnetic field
Imaging and spectral study on the null point of a fan-spine structure during a solar flare
Forecasting Solar Cycle 25 Using Deep Neural Networks
An Observational Test of Solar Plasma Heating by Magnetic Flux Cancellation
The Drivers of Active Region Outflows into the Slow Solar Wind
HXR emission from an activated flux rope and subsequent evolution of an eruptive long duration solar flare
A Survey of Computational Tools in Solar Physics
Sunquake with a second bounce, other sunquakes, and emission associated with the X9.3 flare of 6 September 2017. I. Observations
The PDFI_SS Electric Field Inversion Software
Spatial Distribution of Origin of Umbral Waves in a Sunspot Umbra
A Unique Resource for Solar Flare Diagnostic Studies: the SMM Bent Crystal Spectrometer
Inferring Vector Magnetic Fields from Stokes Profiles of GST/NIRIS Using a Convolutional Neural Network
Global Energetics of Solar Flares, X. Petschek Reconnection Rate and Alfvén Mach Number of Magnetic Reconnection Outflows
Transverse coronal loop oscillations excited by homologous circular-ribbon flares
Temporal evolution of oscillating coronal loops
Intrusion of Magnetic Peninsula toward the Neighboring Opposite-polarity Region That Triggers the Largest Solar Flare in Solar Cycle 24
On the Relationship Between Transit Time of ICMEs and Strength of the Initiated Geomagnetic Storms
Standing kink waves in sigmoid solar coronal loops: implications for coronal seismology
Excitation of negative energy surface magnetohydrodynamic waves in an incompressible cylindrical plasma

Related Pages
MSU Solar Physics.
Max Millennium Science Mail Archive.
Max Millennium Message of the Day Mail Archive.
Max Millennium Flare Catalog

Archive Maintainer
Alisdair Davey



© 2000-2020 Solar Physics Group - Montana State University