Derivations and Observations of Prominence Bulk Motions and Mass

  • Terry A. KuceraEmail author
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 415)


In this chapter we review observations and techniques for measuring both bulk flows in prominences and prominence mass. Measuring these quantities is essential to development and testing of models discussed throughout this book. Prominence flows are complex and various, ranging from the relatively linear flows along prominence spines to the complex, turbulent patterns exhibited by hedgerow prominences. Techniques for measuring flows include time slice and optical flow techniques used for motions in the plane of the sky and the use of spectral line profiles to determine Doppler velocities along the line of sight. Prominence mass measurement is chiefly done via continuum absorption measurements, but mass has also been estimated using cloud modeling and white light measurements.


Quiescent Prominence Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer Interface Region Image Spectrograph Prominence Material Prominence Plasma 
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