Abstracts Details


First Name * : Ying
Last Name * : Li
Affiliation * : Purple Mountain Observatory
Abstract Type * : Oral
Title * : Different Signatures of Chromospheric Evaporation in Two Solar Flares Observed with IRIS
Author(s) * : Ying Li, M. D. Ding, J. Hong, H. Li, W. Q. Gan
Abstract Session * : Solar flares and coronal mass ejections
Abstract * : We present different signatures of chromospheric evaporation in two solar flares observed by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). In the B1.6 flare on 2016 December 6 (SOL2016-12-06T10:40), the transition region Si IV line and the chromospheric C II and Mg II lines show blueshifts with low velocities up to 20 km/s at the flare loop footpoints in the rise phase, indicative of a gentle chromospheric evaporation. While in the C1.6 flare on 2015 December 19 (SOL2015-12-19T10:51), the Si IV, C II, and Mg II lines exhibit redshifts with velocities from several to tens of km/s at the footpoints, which might suggest an explosive chromospheric evaporation. Explosive evaporation has been observed in many flares that were captured by IRIS; however, gentle evaporation, especially manifested as blueshifts in the cool Si IV, C II, and Mg II lines, has scarcely been reported. Our results bring some new insights into chromospheric evaporation in the IRIS era.