Dynamic evolution of a solar flare current sheet

Jul 8, 2021, 6:35 PM
50m
Virtual

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Working Group 1: Flare thermal response Working Group 1: Flare thermal response

Speaker

Dr Lakshmi Pradeep Chitta (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)

Description

Current sheets play a key role in solar flares as they are the locations where magnetic energy is liberated through reconnection and is converted to other forms. Yet, their formation and evolution during the impulsive phase of a flare remain elusive. In this talk, we will report new observations of a current sheet formation and subsequent evolution in the early stages of a solar flare. In particular, we will present multiphase evolution of a dynamic current sheet from its formation to quasi-stable evolution and disruption. Implications for the onset and evolution of reconnection will be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Lakshmi Pradeep Chitta (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)

Co-authors

Prof. Eric Priest Dr Xin Cheng

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