Overview of solar flares

Hudson, H. , Fletcher, L. , Khan, J. I. and Kosugi, T. (2005) Overview of solar flares. In: Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics. Springer Netherlands, pp. 153-178. ISBN 9781402028137 (doi:10.1007/1-4020-2814-8_8)

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This chapter reviews the physics of solar flares, with special emphasis on the past decade. During this decade first Yohkoh and then TRACE have drastically improved our observational capabilities for flares, with contributions also from the essentially non-flare instrumentation on SOHO and of course the ground-based observatories. In this review we assess how these new observations have changed our understanding of the basic physics of flares and consider the implications of these results for future observations with FASR. The discussion emphasizes flaring loops, flare ejecta, particle acceleration, and microflares.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hudson, Dr Hugh and Khan, Dr Josef and Fletcher, Professor Lyndsay
Authors: Hudson, H., Fletcher, L., Khan, J. I., and Kosugi, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:Springer Netherlands

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