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75. Probing the corona through infrared observations

Author: Richard Morton at  Northumbria University.

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Introduction

The Sun’s corona has intrigued scientists since its discovery around the start of the last century. Over the years, understanding how the coronal plasma is heated to temperatures in excess of 106 Kelvin and the mechanisms which accelerate some of this plasma as it flows out into the heliosphere, forming the solar wind, have proved stubborn problems.… continue to the full article

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72. Particle dynamics in a non-flaring solar active region model

Authors: James Threlfall, Thomas Neukirch and Clare E. Parnell at the University of St Andrews; Philippe-Andre Bourdin at IWF, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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Introduction

Understanding the behaviour of charged particles in dynamical solar processes (particularly those underpinned by magnetic reconnection) is fundamentally important for plasma behaviour in general, not least to uncover how vast quantities of electrons and protons are accelerated to high energies during solar flares, micro-flares and even nano-flares.… continue to the full article

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68. Random bursty perturbations leading to wave-like characteristics in the corona

Author: Ding Yuan and Robert W. Walsh at the University of Central Lancashire ; Jiangtao Su at the National Astronomical Observatories of China ; Fangran Jiao at the Shandong University at Weihai .

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Introduction

Quasi-periodic propagating disturbances are observed in active region loops and polar plumes; the periodicity leads to the natural thought that they have to be driven by a periodic signal.… continue to the full article

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67. Solar Physics with SunPy

Author: Stuart Mumford and Andrew Leonard
at The University of Sheffield (on behalf of the SunPy Project).

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SunPy – Introduction

SunPy is an international project which aims to “facilitate and promote the use and development of a community-led, free and open-source solar data-analysis software based on the scientific Python environment.” SunPy is a project run by solar physicists to make it easier to do solar physics using the scientific Python ecosystem.… continue to the full article

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