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A Catalog of Coronal "EIT Wave" TransientsSolar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) data have been visually searched for coronal "EIT wave" transients over the period beginning from 1997 March 24 and extending through 1998 June 24. The dates covered start at the beginning of regular high-cadence (more than one image every 20 minutes) observations, ending at the four-month interruption of SOHO observations in mid-1998. One hundred and seventy six events are included in this catalog. The observations range from "candidate" events, which were either weak or had insufficient data coverage, to events which were well defined and were clearly distinguishable in the data. Included in the catalog are times of the EIT images in which the events are observed, diagrams indicating the observed locations of the wave fronts and associated active regions, and the speeds of the wave fronts. The measured speeds of the wave fronts varied from less than 50 to over 700 km s(exp -1) with "typical" speeds of 200-400 km s(exp -1).
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Thompson, B. J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Myers, D. C.
(ADNET Systems, Inc. Rockville, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2009
Publication Information
Publication: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Volume: 183
Issue: 2
Subject Category
Solar Physics
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