Connection between chromospheric events and photospheric dynamics

A. Anđić, J. Chae, H. Park, H. Yang, K. Ahn, Wenda Cao, Y. D. Park

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We analyzed chromospheric events and their connection to oscillation phenomena and photospheric dynamics. The observations were done with the New Solar Telescope of Big Bear Solar Observatory using a broad-band imager at the wavelength of a TiO band and FISS spectrograph scanning Ca II and Hα spectral lines. The event in Ca II showed strong plasma flows and propagating waves in the chromosphere. The movement of the footpoints of flux tubes in the photosphere indicated flux tube entanglement and magnetic reconnection as a possible cause of the observed brightening and waves propagating in the chromosphere. An upward propagating train of waves was observed at the site of the downflow event in Hα. There was no clear relationship between photospheric waves and the Ca II and Hα events. Our observations indicate that chromospheric waves that were previously thought to originate from the photosphere may be generated by some events in the chromosphere as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInitial Results from the Fast Imaging Solar Spectrograph
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319121239
ISBN (Print)9783319121222
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Chemistry


  • Chromosphere
  • Photosphere


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