Abstracts Details


First Name * : Yajie
Last Name * : Chen
Affiliation * : Peking University
Abstract Type * : Poster
Title * : Solar Ultraviolet Bursts in a Coordinated Observation of IRIS, Hinode and SDO
Author(s) * : Yajie Chen, Hui Tian, Xiaoshuai Zhu, Tanmoy Samanta
Abstract Session * : Chromospheric dynamics
Abstract * : Solar ultraviolet (UV) bursts are small-scale compact brightenings in transition region images. The spectral profiles of transition region lines in these bursts are significantly enhanced and broadened, often with chromospheric absorption lines such as Ni II 1335.203 and 1393.330 Å superimposed. We investigate the properties of several UV bursts using a coordinated observation of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and Hinode on 2015 February 7. We have identified 12 UV bursts, and 11 of them reveal small blueshifts of the Ni ii absorption lines. However, the Ni ii lines in one UV burst exhibit obvious redshifts of 20 km/s, which appear to be related to the cold plasma downflows observed in the IRIS slit-jaw images. We also examine the three-dimensional magnetic field topology using a magnetohydrostatic model, and find that some UV bursts are associated with magnetic null points or bald patches. In addition, we find that these UV bursts reveal no obvious coronal signatures from the observations of the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) onboard SDO and the EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) onboard Hinode.