Type III bursts, magnetic field extrapolations, and the propagation of solar energetic particles
by Karl-Ludwig Klein

2008-08-21 146 views

Energetic particle propagation from the Sun to Earth Enhanced fluxes of solar energetic particles (SEP) — so-called SEP events — result from processes of explosive energy conversion in the corona, notably flares and coronal mass ejections. From Parker’s model of the interplanetary magnetic field, it is expected that particles accelerated in the corona reach the Earth, provided they are injected into interplanetary magnetic flux tubes near 50°—60° western longitude. Statistically […]