Energy partition in solar flares: the results from RHESSI and the prospects with STIX

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

Alexander Warmuth (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP))

Description

Solar eruptive events are characterized by a complex interplay of energy release, transport, and conversion processes. Over the past two decades, RHESSI has been instrumental for quantitatively characterizing the energetics of both the thermal plasma and the accelerated nonthermal electrons. We will review the relevant results obtained from RHESSI observations (supported by EUV and bolometric data) and try to understand why several of these studies have come to differing conclusions. Finally, we will discuss the prospects for better understanding energy partition that will be provided by a new generation of hard X-ray instruments, in particular STIX on Solar Orbiter.

Email awarmuth@aip.de

Primary author

Alexander Warmuth (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP))

Co-author

The STIX Team

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