Accession Number:

ADA279263

Title:

Rapid Fluctuations in Solar Flares. Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Lanham, Maryland on September 30-October 4, 1985

Descriptive Note:

Conference publication

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

463.0

Abstract:

This is a collection of papers resulting from the workshop on Rapid Fluctuations in Solar Flares held at the Ramada Hotel in Lanham, Maryland, from September 30 to October 4, 1985. This workshop was one in a series of NASA workshops that is part of the ongoing analysis of results from the Solar Maximum Mission. The first three SMM workshops took place in January and June 1983, and February 1984, and covered the full range of solar flare observations. A workshop with more limited coverage was held in April 1985 on Coronal Prominences and Plasmas. Thus, this workshop on Rapid Fluctuations in Solar Flares is the second in a series of topical SMM workshops, with more planned for the future. The objectives of the workshop were to present observations of solar flare emissions that showed fluctuations on time scales generally shorter than 10 s and to discuss the possible theoretical interpretations of these fluctuations. Over 60 people attended the workshop and the hoped for wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum was covered with observations presented at radio, microwave and mm wavelengths, in the H alpha, the UV, and EUV, and in soft and hard X-rays. At least a quarter of the contributions were devoted to theoretical interpretations.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE