Observations of Post-flare Plasma Dynamics during an M1.0 Flare in AR11093 by SDO/AIA

Дата и время публикации : 2011-09-30T05:14:48Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Abhishek K. Srivastava
K. Murawski

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Коментарии к cтатье: 23 Pages, 4 Figures, The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ)
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: We observe the motion of cool and hot plasma in a multi-stranded post flare loop system that evolved in the decay phase of a two ribbon M1.0 class flare in AR 11093 on 7 August 2010 using SDO/AIA 304 AA and 171 AA filters. The moving intensity feature and its reflected counterpart are observed in the loop system at multi-temperature. The observed hot counterpart of the plasma that probably envelopes the cool confined plasma, moves comparatively faster ($sim$34 km s$^{-1}$) to the later (29 km s$^{-1}$) in form of the spreaded intensity feature. The propagating plasma and intensity reflect from the region of another footpoint of the loop. The subsonic speed of the moving plasma and associated intensity feature may be most likely evolved in the post flare loop system through impulsive flare heating processes. Complementing our observations of moving multi-temperature intensity features in the post flare loop system and its reflection, we also attempt to solve two-dimensional ideal magnetohydrodynamic equations numerically using the VAL-IIIC atmosphere as an initial condition to simulate the observed plasma dynamics. We consider a localized thermal pulse impulsively generated near one footpoint of the loop system during the flare processes, which is launched along the magnetic field lines at the solar chromosphere. The pulse steepens into a slow shock at higher altitudes while moving along this loop system, which triggers plasma perturbations that closely exhibit the observed plasma dynamics.

Category: Physics