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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Multiwavelength flare observations: Temporal evolution of the 20 August 1992 flare
Author: Rolli, E
Wulser, JP
Magun, A
Abstract: The 20 August 1992 flare around 14:28 UT was observed in H alpha, H epsilon and Ca II H with the imaging spectrographs at Locarno-Monti, Switzerland, with the radiotelescopes in Bern, and in soft and hard X-rays by the Yohkoh satellite. In this paper we discuss the analysis of the temporal and spatial evolution of this flare, well observed at chromospheric and coronal layers. We find that the chromospheric electron density shows well-correlated rises with the hard X-rays emphasizing the direct response of the chromosphere to the energy deposition. Although both footpoints of the loops show simultaneous rises of the electron density, non-thermal electron injection is only observed in one of the footpoints, while an additional heating mechanism, like thermal conduction, must be assumed for the other footpoint. However, it is puzzling that all the chromospheric observations in both footpoints are delayed by approximate to 3 s compared to the hard X-ray light curve. Although this would be compatible with the thermal heating of one footpoint, it is in contradiction to the non-thermal heating of the other one. Finally, we observed evidence that during the first part of the flare a thermal conduction front propagates at a speed of approximate to 2000 km s(-1) into a second loop, in which the energy release occurs in the second part of the flare.
Country: Holanda
Editor: Kluwer Academic Publ
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1023/A:1005022327027
Date Issue: 1998
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