Radio bursts with rapid frequency variations -Lace bursts
Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 25165 Ondřejov, Czech Republic
2 Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciaias, C.P. 515, 12201-970 Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Corresponding author: M. Karlický, email@example.com
Accepted: 8 June 2001
The Ondřejov radiospectrograph operating in the 0.8-2.0 GHz frequency range recorded in recent years (1998-2000), three (August 10, 1998; August 17, 1999; June 27, 2000) unique bursts with rapid frequency variations (lace bursts) lasting for several minutes. On August 17, 1999, the same burst was recorded simultaneously by the Brazilian Solar Spectroscope in the 1.0-2.5 GHz frequency range. The frequency variations of these bursts in four time intervals were analyzed by the Fourier method and power-law spectra with power-law indices close to -2 were found. The Fourier spectra show the presence of frequency variations in the 0.01-3.0 Hz interval which indicate fast changes of plasma parameters in the radio source. Due to the similarities in the line features of these bursts with zebra pattern lines, a model similar to that of the zebra pattern was suggested. The model radio spectra, computed using this model with a turbulent state of the solar flare atmosphere, are similar to those observed by the radiospectrographs.
Key words: Sun: activity / Sun: flares / Sun: radio radiation
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