Monday, July 15, 2013

1307.3392 (C. E. Alissandrakis et al.)

Hot coronal loops associated with umbral brightenings    [PDF]

C. E. Alissandrakis, S. Patsourakos
We analyzed AIA/SDO high-cadence images in all bands, HMI/SDO data, soft X-ray images from SXI/GOES-15, and Halpha images from the GONG network. We detected umbral brightenings that were visible in all AIA bands as well as in Halpha. Moreover, we identified hot coronal loops that connected the brightenings with nearby regions of opposite magnetic polarity. These loops were initially visible in the 94 A band, subsequently in the 335 A band, and in one case in the 211 A band. A differential emission measure analysis revealed plasma with an average temperature of about 6.5x10^6 K. This behavior suggests cooling of impulsively heated loops.
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