Study of ribbon separation and magnetic reconnection rates

Wenbin Xie, Hongqi Zhang, Jun Lin, Haimin Wang

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We study the correlation between the speed of two-ribbon separation and the magnetic flux density during the 2001 April 10 solar flare. A weak negative correlation is found between the ribbon separation speed (Vr ) and the longitudinal magnetic flux density (Bz ). In addition, we estimate the magnetic reconnection rate (Erec ). Along the flare ribbons, Erec fluctuates in the small range except near the HXR source. The localized enhancement of the reconnection rate corresponds to the position of the HXR source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar and Astrophysical Dynamos and Magnetic Activity
EditorsAlexander G. Kosovichev, Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino, Yihua Yan
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Solar activity
  • Solar flares
  • Solar magnetic fields


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