This is an exhaustive survey of present-day solar research including both theory and observations. It deals with eruptive flares, filament eruption in x-rays and radio waves, energy release and transport, and terrestrial response to solar flares. Details of the most recent SOLAR-A project (launched shortly after the conference) are also presented.
This complete survey of theoretical research and observations of solar activities and the terrestrial response to eruptive solar flares addresses astronomers, astrophysicists and space-science-researchers.
History and basic characteristics of eruptive flares.- Basic magnetic configuration and energy supply processes for an interacting flux model of eruptive solar flares.- The role of cancelling magnetic fields in the buildup to erupting filaments and flares.- Variation of the vector magnetic field in an eruptive flare.- Intrinsically hot flares and a possible connection to deep convective magnetic fields.- Interaction of large-scale magnetic structures in solar flares.- The intrinsic relationship between flares and eruption of filament currents.- Filament eruptions, flaring arches and eruptive flares.- MHD non-equilibrium: A numerical experiment.- Triggering of eruptive flares: Destabilization of the preflare magnetic field configuration.- Field opening and reconnection.- Energy release at Alfvénic fronts in a force-free magnetic flux tube.- Energy transport in solar flares: Implications for Ca XIX emission.- Fluid flow in a jet and the CA XIX line profiles observed during solar flares.- Characteristics of the impulsive phase of flares.- Comparison of UV and X-ray solar flare observations and theoretical models.- White-light flares.- Post flare loops.- Plasma parameters derived from MSDP observations of cool flare loops.- Flare evolution in the density temperature diagram.- The Neupert Effect: What can i tell us about the impulsive and gradual phases of eruptive flares?.- Particle acceleration in the impulsive phase of solar flares.- Kinetic description of electron beams in the chromosphere.- Nuclear reactions in flares.- Radio emission of eruptive flares.- Arcsecond determination of solar burst centers of emission simultaneous to high time resolution and high sensitivity at 48 GHz.- Trapping and escape of the high energy particles responsible for major proton events.- Coronal and interplanetary transport of solar flare protons from the ground level event of 29 september 1989.- High energetic solar proton flares of 19 to 29 October 1989.- Large-scale quasi-stationary X-ray coronal structures associated with eruptive solar flares.- Large scale structures associated with eruptive flares and radio waves.- Coronal millimeter sources associated with eruptive flares.- On the association between large scale X-ray brightenings and solar flares.- A giant post-flare coronal arch observed by Skylab.- Characteristics of coronal mass ejections.- The solar sources of coronal mass ejections.- Remote sensing observations of mass ejections and shocks in interplanetary space.- In situ observations of coronal mass ejections in interplanetary space.- Meter-decameter radio emission associated with a coronal mass ejection.- Models of normal and inverse polarity filament eruptions and coronal mass ejections.- MHD shocks and simple waves in CMES.- Terrestrial response to eruptive solar flares: Geomagnetic storms.- Stellar flares: Confined or eruptive events?.- Radio flare emission from late-type stars.- The Solar-A mission experiments and the targets.- Nobeyama radioheliograph.- Decimeter high resolution solar radio spectroscope.- Considerations of a Solar Mass Ejection Imager in a low-earth orbit.- An Observational-conceptual model of the formation of filaments.- Dynamics in the prominence-corona transition region from HRTS spectra.- Active region classifications, complexity, and flare rates.- Compact sources of suprathermal microwave emission detected in quiescent active regions during lunar occulatations.- Velocity field in the 13 June 1980 flare area.- Deformation of magnetic null points.- The X12 limb flare and spray of 01 June 1991.- Analysis of X-ray flares observed by the SMM spacecraft.- Distribution function for electron beams in the chromosphere.- Sub-second variations of HXR and H-alpha flare emission.- The role of protons in solar flares.- High spectral resolution of MM-wavelength (23 18 GHz) solar bursts.- Microwave flare characteristics in 8 and 3 mm Metsähovi measurements compared with optical and H-alpha data.- Simultaneous H? and microwave observations of a limb flare on June 20, 1989.- Nonresonant ion-beam turbulence in solar flares.- Nonlinear emission mechanism of type III solar radio bursts.- A numerical simulation of magnetically driven coronal mass ejections.- Coronal mass ejections: The link between solar and geomagnetic activity.- A study of geomagnetic variations with periods of four years, six months and 27 days.- Atmospheric models of flare stars.- The emerging picture of eruptive solar flares.