Effects of Temperature Bias on Nanoflare Statistics

TitreEffects of Temperature Bias on Nanoflare Statistics
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuteursAschwanden, M. J., and Charbonneau P.
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Date PublishedFeb

{Statistics of solar flares, microflares, and nanoflares have been gathered over an energy range of some 8 orders of magnitude, over E\~ 10$^{24}$-10$^{32}$ ergs. Frequency distributions of flare energies are always determined in a limited temperature range, e.g., at T\~ 1-2 MK if the 171 and 195 Å filters are used from an extreme ultraviolet telescope (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/EUV Imaging Telescope or the Transitional Region and Coronal Explorer). Because the electron temperature T$_{e}$ and the thermal energ