Volume 424, Number 3, September IV 2004
|Page(s)||1039 - 1048|
|Published online||06 September 2004|
Shock wave driven by an expanding system of loops
Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Previously known as Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie.) , Max-Planck-Str. 2, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, 10025 Pino Torinese, Italy
3 NASA/CUA (The Catholic University of America), Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
4 Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Accepted: 25 May 2004
We report on a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) observed on June 27, 1999 by the UltraViolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS) telescope operating on board the SOHO spacecraft. The CME was also observed by the Large Angle Spectroscopic Coronagraph (LASCO). Emission of hot material has been recorded by UVCS propagating in front of an opening system of loops generated by the CME. The evolution of the UVCS structure is highly correlated with the evolution of the opening loop. The data reveal excess broadening of the doublet lines and an enhancement in the intensity of the and lines due to the motion of the expanding hot gas. The hot gas emission seems to be due to a shock wave propagating in front of a very fast gas bubble traveling along the opening loop system.
Key words: plasmas / Sun: coronal mass ejections (CMEs) / Sun: flares / Sun: corona / Sun: UV radiation / shock waves
© ESO, 2004
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