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## Coronal mass ejection of 15 may 2001: I. evolution of morphological features of the eruption

Maričić, Darije; Vršnak, Bojan; Stanger, Andrew; Veronig, Astrid
Coronal mass ejection of 15 may 2001: I. evolution of morphological features of the eruption // Solar physics, 225 (2004), 337-353 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Naslov
Coronal mass ejection of 15 may 2001: I. evolution of morphological features of the eruption

Autori
Maričić, Darije ; Vršnak, Bojan ; Stanger, Andrew ; Veronig, Astrid

Izvornik
Solar physics (0038-0938) 225 (2004); 337-353

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Sun: coronal mass ejections; Sun: Flares; MHD

Sažetak
We study the initiation and development of the limb coronal mass ejection (CME) of 15 May 2001, utilizing observations from Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO), the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and Yohkoh. The pre-eruption images in various spectral channels show a quiescent prominence imbedded in the coronal void, being overlaid by the coronal arch. After the onset of rapid acceleration, this three-element structure preserved its integrity and appeared in the MLSO MK-IV coronagraph field-of-view as the three-part CME structure (the frontal rim, the cavity, and the prominence) and continued its motion through the field-of-view of the SOHO/LASCO coronagraphs up to 30 solar radii. Such observational coverage allows us to measure the relative kinematics of the three-part structure from the very beginning up to the late phases of the eruption. The leading edge and the prominence accelerated simultaneously: the rapid acceleration of the frontal rim and the prominence started at approximately the same time, the prominence perhaps being slightly delayed (4--6~minutes). The leading edge achieved the maximum acceleration $a_{; ; max}; ; \approx 600\pm 150$~m\, s$^{; ; -2}; ;$ at a heliocentric distance 2.4--2.5 solar radii, whereas the prominence reached $a_{; ; max}; ; \approx 380\pm 50$~m\, s$^{; ; -2}; ;$, almost simultaneously with the leading edge. Such a distinct synchronization of different parts of the CME provides clear evidence that the entire magnetic arcade, including the prominence, erupts as an entity, showing a kind of self-similar expansion. The CME attained a maximum velocity of $v_{; ; max}; ; \approx 1200$~km\, s$^{; ; -1}; ;$ at approximately the same time as the peak of the associated soft X-ray flare. Beyond about 10 solar radii, the leading edge of the CME started to decelerate at $a\approx-20$~m\, s$^{; ; -2}; ;$, most likely due to the aerodynamic drag. The deceleration of the prominence was delayed for 10--30 min, which is attributed to its larger inertia.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika

Projekt / tema
0007017

Ustanove
Geodetski fakultet, Zagreb

Profili:

Bojan Vršnak (autor)

#### Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Maričić, Darije; Vršnak, Bojan; Stanger, Andrew; Veronig, Astrid
Coronal mass ejection of 15 may 2001: I. evolution of morphological features of the eruption // Solar physics, 225 (2004), 337-353 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Maričić, D., Vršnak, B., Stanger, A. & Veronig, A. (2004) Coronal mass ejection of 15 may 2001: I. evolution of morphological features of the eruption. Solar physics, 225, 337-353.
@article{article, year = {2004}, pages = {337-353}, keywords = {Sun: coronal mass ejections, Sun: Flares, MHD}, journal = {Solar physics}, volume = {225}, issn = {0038-0938}, title = {Coronal mass ejection of 15 may 2001: I. evolution of morphological features of the eruption}, keyword = {Sun: coronal mass ejections, Sun: Flares, MHD} }

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