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Title: GRADUAL MAGNETIC EVOLUTION OF SUNSPOT STRUCTURE AND FILAMENT–CORONA DYNAMICS ASSOCIATED WITH THE X1.8 FLARE IN AR11283

In this paper, we present a study of the persistent and gradual penumbral decay and the correlated decline of the photospheric transverse field component 10–20 hr before a major flare (X1.8) eruption on 2011 September 7. This long-term pre-eruption behavior is corroborated by the well-imaged pre-flare filament rising, the consistent expansion of the coronal arcades overlying the filament, and the nonlinear force-free field modeling results in the literature. We suggest that both the long-term pre-flare penumbral decay and the transverse field decline are photospheric manifestations of the gradual rise of the coronal filament–flux rope system. We also suggest that the C3 flare and the subsequent reconnection process preceding the X1.8 flare play an important role in triggering the later major eruption.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and Solar-Terrestrial Environment, and Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, Weihai 264209 (China)
  2. Space Weather Research Laboratory, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, NJIT, Newark, NJ-07102 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22518788
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 812; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ERUPTION; FILAMENTS; IMAGES; MASS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PHOTOSPHERE; SOLAR CORONA; SOLAR FLARES; SUN; SUNSPOTS