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79. Flare Forecasting at the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre

Author: Sophie Murray at Trinity College Dublin, and Suzy Bingham, Mike Sharpe, and David Jackson at Met Office.

Note: All work was completed at and for the Met Office, UK.

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Introduction

Space weather forecasting has developed rapidly in recent years, with the threat of a severe space weather event increasing in importance as society becomes ever more dependent on technology.… continue to the full article

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78. Tracking flare chromospheric ionisation in the infrared

Author: Paulo Simões, Lyndsay Fletcher, Hugh Hudson (University of Glasgow), Graham Kerr (NASA GSFC), Guigue Giménez de Castro (Centro de Rádio Astronomia e Astrofísica Mackenzie), Matt Penn (NSO)

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Introduction

During a solar flare, rare infrared (IR) continuum observations show strong brightenings in the chromosphere, co-spatial and co-temporal with flare hard X-ray footpoints [1].… continue to the full article

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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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