Possible manifestation of large-scale transverse oscillations of coronal loops in solar microwave emission
Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences,
2 Lobachevsky State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
3 Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
4 Institute of Radio Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 61002 Kharkov, Ukraine
5 Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory at Chavchavadze State University, Kazbegi ave. 2a, Tbilisi, Georgia
Accepted: 1 October 2010
Aims. We interpret long-periodic (minutes) modulations detected in solar microwave emission during flaring events as signatures of large-scale transverse oscillations of coronal loops.
Methods. Our data analysis method is based methodologically on a sliding-window Fourier transform combined with the Vigner-Wille technique. We analyze three different events where TRACE detected post-flare oscillating loops (on Mar. 23, 2000; Sep. 15, 2001; Sep. 07, 2001)
Results. For the transverse large-scale oscillatory motion of a loop, a properly located observer, in addition to the modulation caused by the emission diagram pattern motion at the main frequency of the loop oscillation, may detect a modulation at twice the frequency, produced by the varying magnetic field during each inclination of the loop. Our main result consists in identification of these “modulation pairs” in the dynamic spectra of solar microwave emission and their association with the observed oscillating coronal loops.
Key words: Sun: corona / Sun: flares / Sun: magnetic topology / Sun: oscillations / Sun: radio radiation
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