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dc.contributor.authorGALLAGHER, PETER THOMAS
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T11:48:08Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T11:48:08Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011en
dc.identifier.citationLong, D.M., Deluca, E.E., Gallagher, P.T., The wave properties of coronal bright fronts observed using SDO/AIA, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 741, 1, 2011, art. no. L21en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/67917
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractCoronal bright fronts (CBFs) are large scale wavefronts that propagate though the solar corona at hundreds of kilometers per second. While their kinemat- ics have been studied in detail, many questions remain regarding the temporal evolution of their amplitude and pulse width. Here, contemporaneous high ca- dence, multi-thermal observations of the solar corona from the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) and Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft are used to determine the kinematics and expansion rate of a CBF wavefront observed on 2010 August 14. The CBF was found to have a lower initial velocity with weaker deceleration in STEREO observations compared to SDO (~340 km s?1 and ?72 m s?2 as opposed to ~410 km s?1 and ?279 m s?2). The CBF kinematics from SDO were found to be highly passband-dependent, with an initial velocity ranging from 379?12 km s?1 to 460?28 km s?1 and accel- eration ranging from ?128?28 m s?2 to ?431?86 m s?2 in the 335 ?A and 304 ?A passbands respectively. These kinematics were used to estimate a quiet coronal magnetic field strength range of ~1?2 G. Significant pulse broadening was also observed, with expansion rates of ~130 km s?1 (STEREO) and ~220 km s?1 (SDO). By treating the CBF as a linear superposition of sinusoidal waves within a Gaussian envelope, the resulting dispersion rate of the pulse was found to be ~8?13 Mm2 s?1. These results are indicative of a fast-mode magnetoacoustic wave pulse propagating through an inhomogeneous medium.en
dc.format.extentart. no. L21en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAstrophysical Journal Letters;
dc.relation.ispartofseries741;
dc.relation.ispartofseries1;
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dc.subjectSun: Coronaen
dc.subjectSun: magnetic topologyen
dc.subjectwavesen
dc.titleThe wave properties of coronal bright fronts observed using SDO/AIAen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/gallagpt
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