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Statistical Properties of Flaring and Sub-Flaring Activity in the Solar Atmosphere View all abstracts by submitter

Manolis K. Georgoulis   Submitted: 2003-12-17 17:05

We review the observational, theoretical, and numerical efforts to interpret the statistical behavior of solar flares and sub-flares, and their role to coronal heating. The observed X-ray flares cannot heat the corona. The role of smaller-scale events is still inconclusive, although very recent observational evidence may shed light to the controversy. Statistical and classical modeling reproduces the statistics of large flares. Part of these models also predict a statistical behavior for the small-scale events consistent with that of Parker's nanoflares if these events indeed heat the solar corona.

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Publication Status: Invited Review, 6th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, Athens, Greece, 15-17 September 2003
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