Lecture20_SolarActivityNSolarWind

Coronal mass ejections revisited coronal mass

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Unformatted text preview: from the Sun’s surface. The plasma carries away the magnetic field into space. Erup>ng Prominence Activity: July 7, 2011 X-ray Flare: July 7, 2011 Coronal Mass Ejection: July 7, 2011 Coronal Mass Ejections (Revisited): Coronal Mass Ejections are among the most powerful active events on the Sun. •  Related to flares – magnetic reconnection event •  Large scale restructuring of the coronal magnetic field •  Responsible for most (if not all) energetic protons reaching Earth. It is a shock wave that can accelerate particles via scattering. Coronal Mass Ejections (Revisited): Coronal Mass Ejections are among the most powerful active events on the Sun. •  Main distinc...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2013 for the course ESS 102 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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