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Observations of flux rope formation prior to coronal mass ejections View all abstracts by submitter

Bernhard Kliem   Submitted: 2014-07-11 08:55

Understanding the magnetic configuration of the source regions of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) is vital in order to determine the trigger and driver of these events. Observations of four CME productive active regions are presented here, which indicate that the pre-eruption magnetic configuration is that of a magnetic flux rope. The flux ropes are formed in the solar atmosphere by the process known as flux cancellation and are stable for several hours before the eruption. The observations also indicate that the magnetic structure that erupts is not the entire flux rope as initially formed, raising the question of whether the flux rope is able to undergo a partial eruption or whether it undergoes a transition in specific flux rope configuration shortly before the CME.

Authors: L. M. Green & B. Kliem
Projects: GOES X-rays ,Hinode/XRT,Yohkoh-SXT

Publication Status: Published in Proc. IAU Symp. 300, 209, 2013
Last Modified: 2014-07-11 14:34
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