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Overview of Solar Flares

The Yohkoh Perspective

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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL,volume 314)

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This chapter reviews the physics of solar flares, with special emphasis on the past decade. During this decade first Yohkoh and then TRACE have drastically improved our observational capabilities for flares, with contributions also from the essentially non-flare instrumentation on SOHO and of course the ground-based observatories. In this review we assess how these new observations have changed our understanding of the basic physics of flares and consider the implications of these results for future observations with FASR. The discussion emphasizes flaring loops, flare ejecta, particle acceleration, and microflares.

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  • Flares
  • X-rays
  • ejecta
  • corona

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Hudson, H., Fletcher, L., Khan, J.I., Kosugi, T. (2004). Overview of Solar Flares. In: Gary, D.E., Keller, C.U. (eds) Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, vol 314. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-2814-8_8

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