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Title: Extreme-ultraviolet observations of global coronal wave rotation

Abstract

We present evidence of global coronal wave rotation in EUV data from SOHO/EIT, STEREO/EUVI, and SDO/AIA. The sense of rotation is found to be consistent with the helicity of the source region (clockwise for positive helicity, anticlockwise for negative helicity), with the source regions hosting sigmoidal structures. We also study two coronal wave events observed by SDO/AIA where no clear rotation (or sigmoid) is observed. The selected events show supporting evidence that they all originate with flux rope eruptions. We make comparisons across this set of observations (both with and without clear sigmoidal structures). On examining the magnetic configuration of the source regions, we find that the nonrotation events possess a quadrupolar magnetic configuration. The coronal waves that do show a rotation originate from bipolar source regions.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JQ (United Kingdom)
  2. University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22370013
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 796; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CONFIGURATION; EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; HELICITY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MASS; ROTATION; STELLAR CORONAE; SUN

Citation Formats

Attrill, G. D. R., Long, D. M., Green, L. M., Harra, L. K., and Van Driel-Gesztelyi, L., E-mail: gdrattrill@dstl.gov.uk. Extreme-ultraviolet observations of global coronal wave rotation. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/796/1/55.
Attrill, G. D. R., Long, D. M., Green, L. M., Harra, L. K., & Van Driel-Gesztelyi, L., E-mail: gdrattrill@dstl.gov.uk. Extreme-ultraviolet observations of global coronal wave rotation. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/796/1/55.
Attrill, G. D. R., Long, D. M., Green, L. M., Harra, L. K., and Van Driel-Gesztelyi, L., E-mail: gdrattrill@dstl.gov.uk. Thu . "Extreme-ultraviolet observations of global coronal wave rotation". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/796/1/55.
@article{osti_22370013,
title = {Extreme-ultraviolet observations of global coronal wave rotation},
author = {Attrill, G. D. R. and Long, D. M. and Green, L. M. and Harra, L. K. and Van Driel-Gesztelyi, L., E-mail: gdrattrill@dstl.gov.uk},
abstractNote = {We present evidence of global coronal wave rotation in EUV data from SOHO/EIT, STEREO/EUVI, and SDO/AIA. The sense of rotation is found to be consistent with the helicity of the source region (clockwise for positive helicity, anticlockwise for negative helicity), with the source regions hosting sigmoidal structures. We also study two coronal wave events observed by SDO/AIA where no clear rotation (or sigmoid) is observed. The selected events show supporting evidence that they all originate with flux rope eruptions. We make comparisons across this set of observations (both with and without clear sigmoidal structures). On examining the magnetic configuration of the source regions, we find that the nonrotation events possess a quadrupolar magnetic configuration. The coronal waves that do show a rotation originate from bipolar source regions.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/796/1/55},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
issn = {0004-637X},
number = 1,
volume = 796,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {11}
}