Topical issue “Solar radio physics from the chromosphere to near Earth” published
by E.P Kontar and A. Nindos

The 2016 CESRA workshop ( had a special emphasis on the complementarity of current and future space-based observations with ground-based radio observations. It was the place to discuss the new exciting science opportunities that arise from radio instruments such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA), the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA), the Low Frequency array (LOFAR), the Mingantu Spectral Radioheliograph (MUSER), and the developments of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The workshop discussions have focused on particle acceleration and transport, the radio diagnostics of coronal mass ejections, fine structures in solar radio bursts, and the radio aspects of space weather.

This volume contains 16 articles and provides a snapshot of the developments and challenges that were discussed during the workshop. The collection of papers cover four sub-topics:

  • Solar Radio Emission Modelling (Lyubchyk et al., 2017; Rodger and Labrosse, 2017; Stupishin et al., 2018; Zaitsev and Stepanov, 2017)
  • Solar Flares and Solar Energetic Particles (Anastasiadis et al., 2017; Benz, Battaglia, and Güdel, 2017; Altyntsev et al., 2017)
  • Fine Structures in Solar Radio Emission (Mohan and Oberoi, 2017; Mugundhan, Hariharan, and Ramesh, 2017)
  • Coronal Mass Ejections (Al-Hamadani, Pohjolainen, and Valtonen, 2017; Kumari et al., 2017; Long et al., 2017; Melnik et al., 2018; Miteva, Samwel, and Costa-Duarte, 2018)

The CESRA 2016 workshop took place in Orléans, France. The CESRA 2016 workshop took place in Orléans, France. The members of the Scientific Organizing Committee were M. Bartà (Czech Republic), K.-L. Klein (France; co-chair), E.P. Kontar (UK), M. Kretzschmar (France; co-chair), C. Marqué (Belgium), A. Nindos (Greece), S. Pohjolainen (Finland; co-chair), A. Warmuth (Germany), and M.K. Georgoulis (Greece; as president of the European Solar Physics Division).

The workshop received financial support from the University of Orléans, the Observatoire de Paris, and the CNRS/INSU.

The topical collection Editors would like to thank the authors and the referees of the articles as well as the Editors and staff of Solar Physics journal.

Additional info:

Kontar, E.P. & Nindos, A., Combined Radio and Space-Based Solar Observations: From Techniques to New Results – Preface”, Solar Physics, 293:90 (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s11207-018-1309-2