New Approach to Solar Flare Trigger Process with Hinode/Solar Optical Telescope

  • Yumi Bamba
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 449)


Solar flares are explosive phenomena that release magnetic energy stored in the solar corona and affect our terrestrial environment at times. However, the triggering process of flares is still not completely understood. Here, I review the status of our theoretical understanding and observational examination of this process. In particular, I introduce the outcomes and new physical mechanisms emerging from our flare trigger study using the Hinode/Solar Optical Telescope.


Sun: flares Flare-trigger process Hinode/Solar optical telescope 



This manuscript is based on my PhD thesis (Bamba 2016) and published papers (Bamba et al. 2013, 2014). I am deeply grateful to my PhD advisor Prof. Kanya Kusano at Nagoya University. I also appreciate my collaborators in Nagoya University, ISAS/JAXA, NAOJ, LMSAL, and NWRA. Ten years ago, when Hinode was launched, I was a high school student, and, at that time, I did not have a great interest in solar physics. However, I developed an interest after watching the fascinating Hinode videos. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who have made efforts to develop Hinode and those who perform the meaningful scientific operations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SOLAR-B Project, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)SagamiharaJapan

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