The Impact of Sunspots on the Interpretation of Coronal Observations of the O VI Doublet

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dc.contributor.author Morgan, H.
dc.contributor.author Habbal, S. Rifai
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-04T15:41:40Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-04T15:41:40Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-22
dc.identifier.citation Morgan , H & Habbal , S R 2005 , ' The Impact of Sunspots on the Interpretation of Coronal Observations of the O VI Doublet ' The Astrophysical Journal Letters , vol 630 , no. 2 , pp. L189-L192 . , http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1086/468183 en
dc.identifier.issn 2041-8213
dc.identifier.other PURE: 90130
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1364
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1364
dc.identifier.uri http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005ApJ...630L.189M en
dc.description Morgan, Huw; Habbal, S. R., 'The impact of sunspots on the interpretation of coronal observations of the OVI doublet', The Astrophysical Journal (2005) 630(2) pp.L189-L192 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Due to their high intensity of emission in the O VI λλ1031.9 and 1037.6 lines, even small sunspots on the solar disk can strongly influence the intensity of the radiative scattering component of O VI lines in the corona. Observations of O VI disk spectra show a λ1032/λ1038 line intensity ratio of >2.6 in a sunspot, compared to quiet-disk values of ~2. The enhancement of the λ1032 line in comparison to the λ1038 line is likely due to interaction between molecular hydrogen emission from the sunspot and the chromospheric O5+. Modeling shows that a contribution from sunspots increases the coronal O VI λ1032/λ1038 intensity ratio to values considerably higher than those achieved with a quiet-disk or coronal hole spectrum. Therefore a reexamination of flow velocities derived from SOHO UVCS streamer observations must be made. This modeling demonstrates that the inclusion of sunspots, when present, may lead to nonzero outflow velocities at lower heights in streamer cores, in contrast to some existing model results. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The Astrophysical Journal Letters en
dc.title The Impact of Sunspots on the Interpretation of Coronal Observations of the O VI Doublet en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/468183
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Mathematics & Physics (ADT) en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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