Imaging spectroscopy of fiber bursts
by C. Alissandrakis*

2019-10-15 190 views

Fibers are short metric/decimetric bursts with a drift rate between type II and type III bursts, usually appearing in groups embedded in type IV continua. In most cases they show both absorption and emission ridges, the absorption having a slightly lower frequency than the emission. They are, most probably, manifestations of whistler-Langmuir wave interaction and they travel upwards along post flare loops (Kuijpers 1975). In a recent work (Bouratzis et […]

Solar chromospheric temperature diagnostics: A joint Hα – ALMA analysis
by K. Reardon et al

2019-10-01 309 views

There are many challenges in inferring the spatially and temporally varying temperatures of the dynamic solar chromosphere. The principal problem has been the complex formation of the spectral lines in the UV, visible, and infrared that have been the prime diagnostics to probe this region of the atmosphere. The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), which became available for solar observations in 2016, promises to help address this issue by observing […]

Third harmonic electromagnetic radiation observed in Interplanetary Type III radio bursts by
M. Reiner et al.*

2019-09-17 498 views

Type III solar radio bursts, which appear as characteristic frequency-drifting features on radio dynamic spectra, are generated by energetic beams of electrons originating in solar active regions and propagating through the interplanetary medium. The remotely observed type III radiation consists of fundamental and harmonic components. Second harmonic electromagnetic radiation in type III solar radio bursts is well established at both high frequencies (metric and decametric wavelengths) and at low frequencies […]

Direct Observations of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances as 
Focusers of Solar Radiation: Spectral Caustics
by A. Koval et al*

2019-08-27 268 views

The solar radiation focusing effect is related to the specific phenomenon of propagation of the Sun-emitted HF and VHF waves through the terrestrial ionosphere. This natural effect is observed with ground-based radio instruments running within the 10-200 MHz range, as distinctive patterns – the Spectral Caustics (SCs) – on the solar dynamic spectra. On the spectrograms they exhibit unusual morphology and specific time-frequency features (CESRA nugget by Koval et al., […]

Solar Physics with the Square Kilometre Array
by A. Nindos et al.*

2019-08-13 475 views

Although solar physics is one of the most mature branches of astrophysics, the Sun confronts us with a large number of outstanding problems that are fundamental in nature.  These problems include the determination of the structure and dynamics of the solar atmosphere, the magnetic field evolution in the chromosphere and corona, coronal heating, the physics of impulsive energy release, energetic particle acceleration and transport, the physics of coronal mass ejections […]

Localized Microwave and EUV Bright Structures in an Eruptive Prominence
by J. Huang et al.*

2019-07-30 213 views

We study a solar eruptive prominence with flare/coronal mass ejection (CME) event by microwave and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) observations. Its evolution can be divided into three phases: slow rise, fast expansion, and ejection. In the slow-rise phase, the prominence continuously twists for more than one hour with a patch of bright emission appearing around the top. When the north leg interacts with the local small-size loops, the fast expansion is […]

Unsupervised Generation of High Dynamic Range Solar Images: A Novel Algorithm for Self-calibration of Interferometry Data
by Surajit Mondal et al.*

2019-07-16 217 views

Imaging the sun at radio wavelengths with high fidelity is an intrinsically hard problem. This stems from: a) the large range of angular scales on which the emission is present; b) the huge difference in brightness temperature associated with the various emission mechanisms which are responsible for radio emission; and c) high variability of solar emission on small temporal (<1s) and spectral (~kHz) scales. These together imply that the uv […]

Detection of Spike-like structures near the front of Type II radio bursts
by S. Armatas et al.*

2019-07-02 491 views

Type II solar radio bursts are the result of energetic electrons accelerated by a shock. This kind of burst appears on dynamic spectra as lanes which drift slowly from high to lower frequencies. Often, we observe a fundamental – harmonic structure, which sometimes exhibits a division on each band called band-split.  Fine structures are emissions with short duration and bandwidth embedded within all types of radio bursts and constitute a […]

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