A review of impulsive phase phenomena
- Dejager, C.
- Dec 1, 1986.
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- A brief review is given of impulsive phase phenomena in support of the models used to compute the energies of the different components of the flares under study. The observational characteristics of the impulsive phase are discussed as well as the evidence for multi-thermal or non-thermal phenomena. The significance of time delays between hard X-rays and microwaves is discussed in terms of electron beams and Alfven waves, two-step acceleration, and secondary bursts at large distances from the primary source. Observations indicating the occurrence of chromospheric evaporation, coronal explosions, and thermal conduction fronts are reviewed briefly, followed by the gamma ray and neutron results. Finally, a preferred flare scenario and energy source are presented involving the interactions in a complex of magnetic loops with the consequent reconnection and electron acceleration.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870009906.
Accession ID: 87N19339.
NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center Energetic Phenomena on the Sun. The Solar Maximum Mission Flare Workshop. Proceedings; 14 p.
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