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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[68.07] Solar Flare Spectroscopy and Imaging with CDS and TRACE

P. T. Gallagher (L-3 Com Analytics Corp/NASA GSFC)

In this poster we discuss recent CDS and TRACE observations of a number of small and intermediate magnitude solar flares. In particular, we focus on a C3.0 flare which occurred on 26 March 2002 peaking at 15:21 UT. The event is first observed as two simultaneous foot-point brightenings in He I (584.33 A), followed by distinct loop-top emission visible in Fe XIX (592.16 A), which has a formation temperature of close to 10,000,000 K. As this high-temperature emission begins to cool, a cusp-shaped feature then becomes visible in Mg X (624.94 A) and Fe XVI (360.76 A). In addition to the morphology of the event seen in CDS and TRACE (171 A) images, a detailed analysis of CDS line parameters such as line position, width, and intensity is discussed in light of current solar flare models.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: ptg@hessi.gsfc.nasa.gov

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