Relations Between Filament Current Systems and Solar Flares

  • Yu-Hua Tang
  • Lian-Shu Cui
  • Chun-Lin Yin
  • Ao-Ao Xu


The flares of May 13 and May 16, 1981 are very notable flares during solar cycle 21. The flare on 4 Feb., 1986 occured in the solar minimum between the solar cycle 21 and cycle 22. It was followed by the strongest magnetic storm ever observed since 1960. For all above three flares, there are complete observational data which include radio, optical and high-energy emission. The occurrence of the each flare was related closely to the movement of active filaments in active regions.


Solar Cycle Current Sheet Solar Flare Magnetic Reconnection Solar Minimum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-Hua Tang
    • 1
  • Lian-Shu Cui
    • 2
  • Chun-Lin Yin
    • 3
  • Ao-Ao Xu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Nanjing Artillery AcademyNanjingChina
  3. 3.Purple Mountain ObservatoryNanjingChina
  4. 4.Department of AstronomyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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