The 30 cm solar radio flux: a new proxy for upper atmosphere specification
by Thierry Dudok de Wit and Sean Bruinsma

2017-06-27 1,225 views

The 10.7 cm solar radio flux is a widely (if not the most widely) used proxy for solar activity. However, other centimetric wavelengths have also been monitored, some routinely and for several decades. Such observations provide unique records of long-term solar variability. We find that the radio flux at 30 cm receives relatively stronger contributions from Bremsstrahlung vs gyro-resonance emissions (as compared to the 10.7 cm flux); as a consequence, […]

Particle acceleration and turbulence during a solar flare
by E.P. Kontar et al.*

2017-06-13 1,760 views

Particle acceleration during solar flares is a highly efficient process, in terms of both the energy (tens of percent of the released magnetic energy can be transferred to the energetic particles) and the particle number (nearly all electrons in the flaring region are accelerated). So-called stochastic acceleration (e.g., Petrosian 2012 for a review) is one of the most popular mechanisms capable of providing these characteristics. In this scenario, the magnetic […]

Solar wind density turbulence from 10 to 45 solar radii
by K. Sasikumar Raja et al.*

2017-06-06 605 views

The extended solar corona and the solar wind is a rich testbed for studying the properties of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence. While most solar wind turbulence theories only treat incompressible turbulence, density irregularities are present in the solar wind, and are manifested through fluctuations in the refractive index. Knowledge of density turbulence impacts our understanding of the solar wind significantly, and is important for interpreting a variety of observations. It is […]