Author: Qian Xia and Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are explosive solar events that involve enormous ejections of plasma and magnetic flux, which drive interplanetary dynamics. CMEs are often associated with a filament channel, in the form of a twisted flux rope or sheared arcade, that stores the required large amount of free magnetic energy.… continue to the full article
Local inversions in the heliospheric magnetic field (HMF) are observed at a range of solar distances and latitudes by in situ solar wind spacecraft.… continue to the full article
Author: Hugh Hudson, Nicolina Chrysaphi, and Norman Gray at the University of Glasgow.
A “Grand Archive of Solar Flare Cartoons” has long existed on the Web , but without updates within the past decade because of the unfortunate loss of a password, and because the original quite primitive HTML made it hard to access new items.… continue to the full article
Author: Norbert Magyar and Valery M. Nakariakov at the University of Warwick.
In solar physics, coronal loops have long been in the spotlight. As building blocks of the closed solar corona, understanding their structure and evolution is akin to understanding the coronal heating problem.… continue to the full article
Author: Sargam M. Mulay (now University of Glasgow) Giulio Del Zanna, and Helen Mason at the University of Cambridge.
Solar jets are small scale energetic events that eject collimated plasma in the solar atmosphere.… continue to the full article
Author: Gerry Doyle (Armagh); Abhishek Srivastava, Sudheer Mishra, Bhola Dwivedi & Dipankar Banerjee (India), Petr Jelı́nek & Pradeep Kayshap (Czech Republic); Tanmoy Samanta & Hui Tian (China); Vaibhav Pant (Belgium)
Magnetic reconnection is a physical process that may yield various phenomena in astrophysical and laboratory plasma, e.g., energetic flares, geomagnetic substorms, tokamak disruptions, controlled fusion experiments, etc [1,2].… continue to the full article
Introduction & Motivation
Amongst the most fascinating features of the dynamic solar atmosphere lie the complex curved loops of illuminatingly hot plasma that are traced by the magnetic field lines.… continue to the full article
Author: Deborah Baker, Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi, David Long (UCL-MSSL, UK) and David H. Brooks (George Mason University, USA).
The elemental composition of astrophysical plasma and its variations are crucial to our understanding of the physical conditions and processes occurring within the plasma.… continue to the full article