E-Print Archive

There are 4282 abstracts currently viewable.


Advanced Search
Main Page Add New E-Print Submitter
News Help/FAQ About Preferences
Manage Key Phrase
* 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.

RESIK and RHESSI observations of the 20 September 2002 flare View all abstracts by submitter

Anna Kepa   Submitted: 2020-08-14 12:20

Soft X-ray spectra 3.33 A - 6.15 A from the RESIK instrument on CORONAS-F constitute a unique database for the study of the physical conditions of solar flare plasmas, enabling the calculation of differential emission measures. The two RESIK channels for the shortest wavelengths overlap with the lower end of RHESSI spectral energy range, which is located around 3 keV, making it possible to compare both data sets. We aim to compare observations from RESIK and RHESSI spectrometers and cross-correlate these instruments. Observations are compared with synthetic spectra calculated based on the results of one-dimensional hydrodynamical (1D-HD) modelling. The analysis was performed for the flare on 20 September 2002. We estimated the geometry of the flaring loop, necessary for 1D-HD modelling, based on images from RHESSI and SOHO/EIT. The distribution of non-thermal electrons (NTEs) was determined from RHESSI spectra. The 1D-HD model assumes that non-thermal electrons with a power-law spectrum were injected at the apex of the flaring loop. The NTEs then heat and evaporate the chromosphere, filling the loop with hot and dense plasma radiating in soft X-rays. The total energy of electrons was constrained by comparing observed and calculated fluxes from GOES 1 - 8 A data. We determined the temperature and density at every point of the flaring loop throughout the evolution of the flare, calculating the resulting X-ray spectra. The synthetic spectra calculated based on the results of hydrodynamic modelling for the 20 September 2002 flare are consistent within a factor of two with the observed RESIK spectra during most of the duration of the flare. This discrepancy factor is probably related to the uncertainty on the cross-calibration between RESIK and RHESSI instruments.

Authors: A. Kepa, R. Falewicz, M. Siarkowski, and M. Pietras

Publication Status: A&A (in press)
Last Modified: 2020-08-14 12:45
Go to main E-Print page  Sequential Lid Removal in a Triple-Decker Chain of CME-Producing Solar Eruptions  Starspot mapping with adaptive parallel tempering I: Implementation of computational code  Edit Entry  Download Preprint  Delete Entry 

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
Propagation Effects in Quiet Sun Observations at Meter Wavelengths
Twin Null-Point-Associated Major Eruptive Three-Ribbon Flares with Unusual Microwave Spectra
Trajectory Determination for Coronal Ejecta Observed by WISPR/Parker Solar Probe
Recurring Homologous Solar Eruptions in NOAA AR 11429
Resonant absorption: transformation of compressive motions into vortical motion
The depth and the vertical extent of the energy deposition layer in a medium-class solar flare
Helicity proxies from linear polarisation of solar active regions
The Submillimeter Active Region Excess Brightness Temperature during Solar Cycles 23 and 24
Nanoflare Diagnostics from Magnetohydrodynamic Heating Profiles
The Solar Orbiter mission - Science Overview
Time Series Analysis of Photospheric Magnetic Parameters of Flare-quiet versus Flaring Active Regions: Scaling Properties of Fluctuations
Image Quality Assessment for Full-Disk Solar Observations with Generative Adversarial Networks
Identifying and Tracking Solar Magnetic Flux Elements with Deep Learning
Active Region Irradiance During Quiescent Periods: New Insights from Sun-as-a-star Spectra
Probing solar flare accelerated electron distributions with prospective X-ray polarimetry missions
Accelerating and Supersonic Density Fluctuations in Coronal Hole Plumes: Signature of Nascent Solar Winds
Sequential Lid Removal in a Triple-Decker Chain of CME-Producing Solar Eruptions
RESIK and RHESSI observations of the 20 September 2002 flare
Starspot mapping with adaptive parallel tempering I: Implementation of computational code
Heating and Eruption of a Solar Circular Ribbon Flare

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