Hinode’s Contributions to Solar Physics

  • Takashi Sakurai
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 449)


High-resolution optical observations of the Sun in the pre-Hinode era, typically at spatial resolutions of 1–2 arcsec, are reviewed, and the new findings of Hinode with 0.2 arcsec resolution for magnetic flux tubes, polar fields, canopy structure, and horizontal magnetic fields are presented. In combination with the X-ray and extreme ultraviolet instruments on Hinode, I present observations of coronal waves in the context of coronal heating and the acceleration of the solar wind from active regions.


Sun: corona Magnetic fields: measurements Sun: magnetic field Solar activity cycle Solar wind 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP15K05034 and JP15H05816. Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as a domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in cooperation with ESA and NSC (Norway).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Astronomical Observatory of JapanMitaka, TokyoJapan

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