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Solar Physics

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 201–215 | Cite as

The association of coronal mass ejection transients with other forms of solar activity

  • R. H. Munro
  • J. T. Gosling
  • E. Hildner
  • R. M. MacQueen
  • A. I. Poland
  • C. L. Ross
Article

Abstract

Coronal mass ejection transients observed with the white light coronagraph on Skylab are found to be associated with several other forms of solar activity. There is a strong correlation between such mass ejection transients and chromospheric Hα activity, with three-quarters of the transients apparently originating in or near active regions. We infer that 40% of transients are associated with flares, 50% are associated with eruptive prominences solely (without flares), and more than 70% are associated with eruptive prominences or filament disappearances (with or without flares). Nine of ten flares which displayed apparent mass ejections of Hα-emitting material from the flare site could be associated with coronal transients. Within each class of activity, the more energetic events are more likely to be associated with an observable mass ejection.

Keywords

Flare Strong Correlation Active Region Solar Activity Coronal Mass Ejection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Munro
    • 1
  • J. T. Gosling
    • 1
  • E. Hildner
    • 1
  • R. M. MacQueen
    • 1
  • A. I. Poland
    • 1
  • C. L. Ross
    • 1
  1. 1.High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderU.S.A.

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