Accession Number:

ADA605054

Title:

Solar Gamma-Ray Physics Comes of Age

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC E O HULBURT CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The launch of NASA s HESSI satellite will provide solar scientists with 2arcsec imaging 2 keV spectroscopy of solar flares from 10 keV to 10 MeV for the first time. We summarize recent developments in our understanding of solar flares based primarily on gammaray line measurements made over the past twenty years with instruments having moderate spectral resolution. These measurements have provided information on solar ambient abundance, density and temperature accelerated particle composition, spectra, and transport and flare energetics.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE