Discussion paper: Comments on physical properties of strongest perturbations on the Sun in the heliosphere and the magnetosphere

O. S. Veselovsky1, 2, and I. S. Yakovchouk1

1Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
2Also at Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


[1]  Strongest energy releases on the Sun are manifested as coronal mass ejections and solar flares. They are driven by subphotospheric thermal and electromagnetic energy fluxes. We consider recent examples showing that their heliospheric and magnetospheric consequences could be similar or rather different from case to case. Common and specific features can be expressed and delimited when using dimensionless parameters. A universal geometry scenario for these processes does not exist.

Received 24 December 2005; revised 28 June 2007; accepted 15 August 2007; published 20 November 2007.

Keywords: heliosphere; magnetosphere of the Sun; coronal mass ejections; solar flaresx.

Index Terms: 7519 Solar Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy: Flares; 2788 Magnetospheric Physics: Magnetic storms and substorms; 7807 Space Plasma Physics: Charged particle motion and acceleration.


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