Eruptive Solar Prominence at 37 GHz

J. Kallunki*, M. Tornikoski

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On 27 June 2012, an eruptive solar prominence was observed in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and radio wavebands. At the Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory (MRO) it was observed at 37 GHz. It was the first time that the MRO followed a radio prominence with dense sampling in the millimetre wavelengths. This prompted us to study the connection of the 37 GHz event with other wavelength domains. At 37 GHz, the prominence was tracked to a height of around 1.6 R_{⊙}, at which the loop structure collapsed. The average velocity of the radio prominence was 55 ± 6 km s^{-1}. The brightness temperature of the prominence varied between 800 ± 100 K and 3200 ± 100 K. We compared our data with the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO)/ Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument's 304 Å EUV data, and found that the prominence behaves very similarly in both wavelengths. The EUV data also reveal flaring activity nearby the prominence. We present a scenario in which this flare works as a trigger that causes the prominence to move from a stable stage to an acceleration stage.
Original languageEnglish
Article number84
Number of pages8
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Prominences
  • active
  • Radio emission
  • active regions
  • Chromosphere

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