Accession Number : AD1019869

Title :   Real-Time Analysis of Global Waves Accompanying Coronal Mass Ejections

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,31 Oct 2014,31 Mar 2016

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON LONDON United Kingdom

Personal Author(s) : Long,David M ; Rae,I J ; Perez-Suarez,D

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Report Date : 30 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Moreton-Ramsey waves are thin, bright wave-like features seen in H observations of the solar chromosphere. They are strongly associated with coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and can cover a significant portion of the Sun in under an hour. However, their origin and relationship to CMEs remains a mystery due to the manual techniques typically employed to identify and analyse them. Here we present the final report of a project developing an automated algorithm to identify, track and analyse Moreton-Ramsey waves. The Moreton Pulse Identification and Tracking Algorithm (MorePITA) uses a similar approach to the Coronal Pulse Identification and Tracking Algorithm (CorPITA), but is optimised to use H observations from the ISOON telescope. We describe the operation of MorePITA and its adaptation to work with other H instruments, potentially allowing full 24 hour coverage of the solar chromosphere. MorePITA was used to search for co-existing Moreton-Ramsey waves, EIT waves and CMEs although no Moreton-Ramsey waves were identified during events with observed EIT waves. We conclude that this is due to insufficient downward pressure from the propagating EIT wave on the solar atmosphere.

Descriptors :   solar atmosphere , solar physics , solar corona , solar flares , atmospheres , observation , sun , chromosphere

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE