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Title: Observations and modelling of the hydrogen Lyman lines in solar flares
Author: Brown, Stephen Alistair
ISNI:       0000 0004 7655 216X
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2019
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The extent of dynamical processes in the lower atmosphere of the Sun during solar flares is not fully understood. While it is widely accepted that the majority of the associated flare energy is deposited in the Sun's chromosphere, it is less clear how this energy is transported and how it influences the configuration of material flows. Current models of chromospheric evaporation and condensation assume an upwards expulsion of high-temperature plasma, with an accompanying downwards flow at cooler temperatures. In this thesis, the validity of these assumptions are tested using a combination of observations and modelling, with particular focus given to the Lyman lines of hydrogen.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: QB Astronomy ; QC Physics