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Title: QUASI-PERIODIC FAST-MODE WAVE TRAINS WITHIN A GLOBAL EUV WAVE AND SEQUENTIAL TRANSVERSE OSCILLATIONS DETECTED BY SDO/AIA

Abstract

We present the first unambiguous detection of quasi-periodic wave trains within the broad pulse of a global EUV wave (so-called EIT wave) occurring on the limb. These wave trains, running ahead of the lateral coronal mass ejection (CME) front of 2-4 times slower, coherently travel to distances {approx}> R{sub Sun }/2 along the solar surface, with initial velocities up to 1400 km s{sup -1} decelerating to {approx}650 km s{sup -1}. The rapid expansion of the CME initiated at an elevated height of 110 Mm produces a strong downward and lateral compression, which may play an important role in driving the primary EUV wave and shaping its front forwardly inclined toward the solar surface. The wave trains have a dominant 2 minute periodicity that matches the X-ray flare pulsations, suggesting a causal connection. The arrival of the leading EUV wave front at increasing distances produces an uninterrupted chain sequence of deflections and/or transverse (likely fast kink mode) oscillations of local structures, including a flux-rope coronal cavity and its embedded filament with delayed onsets consistent with the wave travel time at an elevated (by {approx}50%) velocity within it. This suggests that the EUV wave penetrates through a topological separatrix surface into themore » cavity, unexpected from CME-caused magnetic reconfiguration. These observations, when taken together, provide compelling evidence of the fast-mode MHD wave nature of the primary (outer) fast component of a global EUV wave, running ahead of the secondary (inner) slow component of CME-caused restructuring.« less

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics, Catholic University of America, Washingtom, DC 20064 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22036924
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 753; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; OSCILLATION MODES; OSCILLATIONS; PERIODICITY; PULSATIONS; SOLAR CORONA; SOLAR FLARES; SOLAR PARTICLES; SUN; SURFACES; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Liu Wei, Nitta, Nariaki V., Aschwanden, Markus J., Schrijver, Carolus J., Title, Alan M., Tarbell, Theodore D., and Ofman, Leon, E-mail: weiliu@lmsal.com. QUASI-PERIODIC FAST-MODE WAVE TRAINS WITHIN A GLOBAL EUV WAVE AND SEQUENTIAL TRANSVERSE OSCILLATIONS DETECTED BY SDO/AIA. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/753/1/52.
Liu Wei, Nitta, Nariaki V., Aschwanden, Markus J., Schrijver, Carolus J., Title, Alan M., Tarbell, Theodore D., & Ofman, Leon, E-mail: weiliu@lmsal.com. QUASI-PERIODIC FAST-MODE WAVE TRAINS WITHIN A GLOBAL EUV WAVE AND SEQUENTIAL TRANSVERSE OSCILLATIONS DETECTED BY SDO/AIA. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/753/1/52.
Liu Wei, Nitta, Nariaki V., Aschwanden, Markus J., Schrijver, Carolus J., Title, Alan M., Tarbell, Theodore D., and Ofman, Leon, E-mail: weiliu@lmsal.com. 2012. "QUASI-PERIODIC FAST-MODE WAVE TRAINS WITHIN A GLOBAL EUV WAVE AND SEQUENTIAL TRANSVERSE OSCILLATIONS DETECTED BY SDO/AIA". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/753/1/52.
@article{osti_22036924,
title = {QUASI-PERIODIC FAST-MODE WAVE TRAINS WITHIN A GLOBAL EUV WAVE AND SEQUENTIAL TRANSVERSE OSCILLATIONS DETECTED BY SDO/AIA},
author = {Liu Wei and Nitta, Nariaki V. and Aschwanden, Markus J. and Schrijver, Carolus J. and Title, Alan M. and Tarbell, Theodore D. and Ofman, Leon, E-mail: weiliu@lmsal.com},
abstractNote = {We present the first unambiguous detection of quasi-periodic wave trains within the broad pulse of a global EUV wave (so-called EIT wave) occurring on the limb. These wave trains, running ahead of the lateral coronal mass ejection (CME) front of 2-4 times slower, coherently travel to distances {approx}> R{sub Sun }/2 along the solar surface, with initial velocities up to 1400 km s{sup -1} decelerating to {approx}650 km s{sup -1}. The rapid expansion of the CME initiated at an elevated height of 110 Mm produces a strong downward and lateral compression, which may play an important role in driving the primary EUV wave and shaping its front forwardly inclined toward the solar surface. The wave trains have a dominant 2 minute periodicity that matches the X-ray flare pulsations, suggesting a causal connection. The arrival of the leading EUV wave front at increasing distances produces an uninterrupted chain sequence of deflections and/or transverse (likely fast kink mode) oscillations of local structures, including a flux-rope coronal cavity and its embedded filament with delayed onsets consistent with the wave travel time at an elevated (by {approx}50%) velocity within it. This suggests that the EUV wave penetrates through a topological separatrix surface into the cavity, unexpected from CME-caused magnetic reconfiguration. These observations, when taken together, provide compelling evidence of the fast-mode MHD wave nature of the primary (outer) fast component of a global EUV wave, running ahead of the secondary (inner) slow component of CME-caused restructuring.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/753/1/52},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
number = 1,
volume = 753,
place = {United States},
year = 2012,
month = 7
}
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