Large-amplitude Quasiperiodic Pulsations as Evidence of Impulsive Heating in Hot Transient Loop Systems Detected in the EUV with SDO/AIA

Fabio Reale, Antonino Petralia, Dmitrii Y. Kolotkov, Antonino Petralia, Fabio Reale, Paola Testa

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Abstract

Short heat pulses can trigger plasma pressure fronts inside closed magnetic tubes in the corona. The alternation of condensations and rarefactions from the pressure modes drive large-amplitude pulsations in the plasma emission. Here we show the detection of such pulsations along magnetic tubes that brighten transiently in the hot 94 EUV channel of the Solar Dynamics Observatory/AIA. The pulsations are consistent with those predicted by hydrodynamic loop modeling, and confirm pulsed heating in the loop system. The comparison of observations and model provides constraints on the heat deposition: a good agreement requires loop twisting and pulses deposited close to the footpoints with a duration of 0.5 minutes in one loop, and deposited in the corona with a duration of 2.5 minutes in another loop of the same loop system.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)131-1-131-9
Numero di pagine9
RivistaTHE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Volume884
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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