RHESSI Science Nuggets in May 2018

May 30, 2018, from Hugh Hudson

No. 324, “Understanding HMI pseudocontinuum in white-light flares”, by Michal Svanda et al. The HMI pseudocontinuum (the Ic product) is ill-calibrated in regions with strong fields, ie for white-light flares.

No. 323, “To beam or not to beam – that is (still) the question”, by Paulo Simoes and Hugh Hudson. Descriptions of the lower solar atmosphere of flares ca. Cycle 21 sound surprisingly current.

No. 322, “Observation of Cosmic-Ray Spallation Events from SoHO,” by Serge Koutchmy and Ehsan Tavabi. LASCO’s images capture high-energy nuclear interactions from cosmic-ray hits.

See http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets listing the current series, 2008-present, and http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/nuggets/ for the original series, 2005-2008. We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions, which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.