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A Detection of the Same Hot Plasma in the Corona: During a CME and Later at UlyssesWe show direct evidence for the same very hot plasma being detected remotely from SOHO in the corona and subsequently, at Ulysses in the solar wind. This is, to our knowledge, the first time that such an unambiguous identification has been made in the case of hot plasma. This detection complements studies correlating other plasma and field properties observed to the properties measured at the source in the corona. This observation takes advantage of a SOHO-Sun-Ulysses quadrature, during which the Sun-Ulysses included angle is $90^\circ$ and it is possible to observe with Ulysses instruments the same plasma that has previously been remotely observed with SOHO instruments in the corona on the limb of the Sun. The identification builds on an existing base of separate SOHO and interplanetary detections of hot plasma. SOHO/UVCS has found evidence for very hot coronal plasma in current sheets in the aftermath of CMEs in the [Fe XVIII] $\lambda$ \AA\ line, implying a temperature on the order of $6\times 10(exp 6)$ K. This temperature is unusually high even for active regions, but is compatible with the high temperature predicted in current sheets. In the solar wind, ACE data from early 1998 to middle 2000 revealed high frozen-in Fe charge state in many cases to be present in interplanetary plasma.
Document ID
20050109866
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Suess, S. T.
Poletto, G.
Date Acquired
August 22, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Geophysics
Meeting Information
American Geophysical Union 2004 Fall Annual Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
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