Density Fluctuations in the Solar Wind Based on Type III Radio Bursts Observed by Parker Solar Probe
by V. Krupar et al.*

2020-03-31 265 views

Type III bursts belong among the strongest radio signals routinely observed by both space-borne and ground-based instrumentations. They are generated via the plasma emission mechanism, when beams of suprathermal electrons interact with the ambient plasma triggering radio emissions at the plasma frequency (the fundamental emission) or at its second harmonic (the harmonic emission). As the electron beams propagate outward from the Sun, radio emissions are generated at progressively lower frequencies […]

Fast reconnection in turbulent media
by A. Lazarian

2020-03-17 227 views

Solar flares, similar to many other astrophysical energetic processes, are related to magnetic reconnection. During these events magnetic energy is transferred from other forms of energy, mostly heat and energetic particles. Traditionally, the goal of various models of magnetic reconnection was to explain the rate of this energy transfer. However, the flares are just one of the processes that involves magnetic reconnection. If one imagines any complex motion in a […]

Spectral Structures of Type II Solar Radio Bursts and Solar Energetic Particles
by K. Iwai

2020-03-03 306 views

Solar eruptive phenomena, such as flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), generate high-energy particles called solar energetic particles (SEPs). Severe SEP events sometimes cause satellite anomalies and radiation exposure to humans in space. Hence, understanding and forecasting SEPs is an important issue in space weather. Type II solar radio bursts are nonthermal radio emissions with negative frequency drift observed between the metric and kilometric frequency range. They are thought to […]