First imaging spectroscopy observations of puzzling solar drift pair bursts
by A. Kuznetsov and E. Kontar

2019-12-17 334 views

Drift pairs are a rare and puzzling type of solar radio emission, firstly identified by Roberts (1958). They occur at low frequencies (~10-100 MHz) and look like two parallel frequency-drifting narrow-band stripes separated in time. The drift rates (typically ~2-8 MHz/s) are intermediate between those of type II and type III bursts; both positive and negative frequency drifts are observed. The most enigmatic characteristic of drift pair bursts is that […]

Are Solar Energetic Particle Events and Type II Bursts Associated with Fast and Narrow Coronal Mass Ejections?
by S. W. Kahler et al.*

2019-12-10 197 views

Gradual solar energetic (E > 10 MeV) particle (SEP) events, lasting several days, are produced in coronal/interplanetary shocks driven by fast (VCME ≥ 900 kms−1) coronal mass ejections (CMEs) associated with type II radio bursts.  The basic paradigm is that CMEs with VCME > Vf, the plasma fast-mode speed, drive shocks that can accelerate seed particles to the high energies observed as SEP events in space as well as electrons […]