First observation of the solar Type III burst decay and its interpretation
by V. Melnik et al*

2020-01-07 271 views

Wild (1950) was the first to register and describe Type III bursts properties. These bursts are tracks of radio emission, which drift from high frequencies to low frequencies. Profiles of Type III bursts have a quick rise and slower fall. Wild supposed that electrons with high velocities, up to 0.3c (c is the speed of light), were responsible for Type III bursts based on their high frequency drift rates. Ginzburg […]

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

2019-12-17 356 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 […]

Anisotropic radio-wave scattering in the solar corona
Nicolina Chrysaphi et al.*

2019-11-26 450 views

Solar radio emission is produced in the turbulent medium of the solar atmosphere, and its observed properties (source position, size, time profile, polarization, etc.) are significantly affected by the propagation of the radio waves from the emitter to the observer. Scattering of radio waves on random density irregularities has long been recognized as an important process for the interpretation of radio source sizes (e.g., Steinberg et al. 1971), positions (e.g., […]

Third harmonic electromagnetic radiation observed in Interplanetary Type III radio bursts by
M. Reiner et al.*

2019-09-17 585 views

Type III solar radio bursts, which appear as characteristic frequency-drifting features on radio dynamic spectra, are generated by energetic beams of electrons originating in solar active regions and propagating through the interplanetary medium. The remotely observed type III radiation consists of fundamental and harmonic components. Second harmonic electromagnetic radiation in type III solar radio bursts is well established at both high frequencies (metric and decametric wavelengths) and at low frequencies […]

Scaling-laws of Radio Spike Bursts and Their Constraints on New Solar Radio Telescopes
by Baolin Tan et al.

2019-06-18 389 views

Radio observation is one of the most important methods in solar physics and space science. Sometimes, it is almost the sole approach to observing physical processes such as the acceleration, emission, and propagation of non-thermal energetic particles, etc. Long-term observation and study have revealed that a strong solar radio burst is always composed of many small bursts with different time-scales. Among them, a radio spike burst is the smallest one, […]

The effect of scattering on the apparent positions of solar radio sources observed by LOFAR
by Mykola Gordovskyy

2019-05-21 456 views

Radio sources observed in the decametric range during type II and type III solar radio bursts are believed to be produced by coherent plasma emission due to electrostatic plasma oscillations induced by propagating suprathermal electrons (e.g. Ginzburg & Zhelezniakov 1958). This type of emission is a valuable tool for observational diagnostics of the upper corona. Produced at the local plasma frequency, $f_{pe}\rm{[kHz]}= 8.93 (n_e\rm{[cm}^{-3}\rm{]})^{-1/2}$ or its harmonic, plasma emission can reveal […]

A type III radio burst automatic analysis system and statistic results for a half solar cycle with Nançay Decameter Array data
by Zhang et al.*

2018-12-11 412 views

Type III radio bursts are the most frequent radio bursts observed from the solar corona, which are generated by weakly relativistic electron beams moving outward along open magnetic field lines from solar active regions. According to the classic plasma emission mechanism (Melrose, 1985), the frequency drift rate of type III bursts depends both on the radial velocity of the exciter electrons and on the gradient of the background electron density […]

Coronal Densities Probed by Type III Radio Burst Imaging
by P. McCauley et al.*

2018-11-13 345 views

Type III solar radio bursts are caused by electron beams accelerated to modest fractions of light speed by magnetic reconnection, the process that drives solar flares. The beams stimulate oscillations in the ambient plasma, which in turn produce short periods of intense radio emission. The standard theory predicts emission at either the fundamental electron plasma frequency (fp) or its harmonic (2fp). These values are proportional to the square root of […]

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