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A Coherence-Based Approach for Tracking Waves inthe Solar Corona View all abstracts by submitter

Scott McIntosh   Submitted: 2008-08-19 17:09

We consider the problem of automatically (and robustly) isolating and extracting information about waves and oscillations observed in EUV image sequences of the solar corona with a view to near real-time application to data from the Atmospheric Imaging Array (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). We find that a simple coherence / travel-time based approach detects and provides a wealth of information on transverse and longitudinal wave phenomena in the test sequences provided by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE). The results of the search are "pruned" (based on diagnostic errors) to minimize false-detections such that the remainder provides robust measurements of waves in the solar corona, with the calculated propagation speed allowing automated distinction between various wave modes. In this paper we discuss the technique, present results on the TRACE test sequences, and describe how our method can be used to automatically process the enormous flow of data (~1Tb/day) that will be provided by SDO/AIA after launch in late 2008.

Authors: Scott W. McIntosh, Bart De Pontieu & Steven Tomczyk
Projects: TRACE

Publication Status: Solar Physics (in press)
Last Modified: 2008-09-23 20:51
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