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dc.contributor.advisor Alexander, David
dc.creatorCoyner, Aaron J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:28:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:28:47Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17764
dc.description.abstract The temporal and spatial relationships between hard X-ray and UV emission in solar flares provide stringent restrictions on the physical processes responsible for solar flare emission. In this thesis, we present results from a detailed analysis of temporal profiles and spatially resolved hard X-ray images from RHESSI alongside high cadence observations of the UV continuum from TRACE for two solar flares: A C6.5 flare from 16 July 2002 06:38--06:43 UT and an M8.5 flare from 17 July 2002 07:00--07:05 UT. For both flares we find a significant temporal correlation between the UV and hard X-ray emission over the duration of both events. In the spatial analysis for the 16 July 2002 event, we note a significant spatial separation between the correlated UV sources and their hard X-ray counterparts leading to a complex flare topology invoking loop-loop interactions. We suggest a three-dimensional reconnection scenario in an attempt to address the spatial discrepancy in the hard X-ray and UV correlated emission.
dc.format.extent 96 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAstronomy
Astrophysics
dc.title Temporal and spatial relationships between ultraviolet and hard X-ray emission in solar flares
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Coyner, Aaron J.. "Temporal and spatial relationships between ultraviolet and hard X-ray emission in solar flares." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17764.


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