Distribution of jets and magnetic fields in a coronal hole
Hinode Science Center, National Astronomical Observatory, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka 181-8588, Japan e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
Accepted: 19 May 2009
Context. Recent observations of ubiquitous jets in coronal holes suggest that they play an important role in coronal heating and solar wind acceleration.
Aims. The aim of our study is to understand the magnetic connectivity and the formation of jets in coronal holes. The study of jets also helps to understand the magnetic field configuration in the coronal hole.
Methods. A coordinated observation between EIS and SUMER was carried out in a polar coronal hole to investigate both the transition region and the corona. Spectropolarimeter (SP) data allowed us to examine the relationship between the distribution of jets and magnetic fields in the photosphere.
Results. Coronal jets as well as explosive events and cool upflows were identified from EIS and SUMER data. The location of these events are correlated with network fields in the photosphere.
Conclusions. Footpoints of coronal jets are connected to patches of vertical kG fields in the photosphere, which are thought to anchor open fields in the upper corona. Explosive events and cool upflows occur in network regions which harbor low-lying fields in the transition region.
Key words: Sun: corona / Sun : transition region / Sun: UV radiation
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