AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 68. Flares
Display, Thursday, June 6, 2002, 9:20am-4:00pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[68.11] Hydrodynamic Modeling of Flare Loops

K.K. Reeves, H.P. Warren, E.E. DeLuca, J.F. Boyd (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), T.D. Arber (U of Warwick)

The study of post-flare loops is instrumental to understanding the energy deposition in flares. Previously we modeled the evolution of a flare arcade using a set of scaling laws for the conductive and radiative cooling of post-flare loops. We found that these simulated loops decrease in intensity faster than the observed loops. The scaling laws, however, did not allow for heating during the decay of the flare, or provide information on variations in temperature and density along the loop. In the current work, we use a full hydrodynamic simulation to investigate energy deposition in flaring loops. We will compare our simulated flare arcades to spatially and temporally resolved TRACE, SXT and HESSI observations.

This work has been supported in part by the NASA Sun-Earth Connection Guest Investigator Program. TRACE is supported by Contract NAS5-38099 from NASA to LMATC.

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