Hydrodynamics of an X-ray flare on Proxima Centauri

  • F. Reale
  • G. Peres
  • S. Serio
  • R. Rosner
  • J. H. M. M. Schmitt
Heating of Stellar Chromospheres and Coronae
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 291)


We apply the Palermo-Harvard hydrodynamic numerical code to compute the evolution of temperature, density, pressure and velocity in a semicircular symmetric rigid loop to reproduce the Einstein IPC observations of the 20 August 1980 flare on Proxima Centauri.


Flare Loop Chromospheric Evaporation Stellar Flare Explicit Integration Scheme Loop Cross Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Reale
    • 1
  • G. Peres
    • 1
  • S. Serio
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Rosner
    • 3
  • J. H. M. M. Schmitt
    • 4
  1. 1.Osservatorio Astronomico di PalermoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto per le Applicazioni Interdisciplinarie della FisicaPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Max Planck Institut fur Extraterrestrische PhysikGarching bei MunchenFRG

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