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Paper: Magnetic Reconnection in the Photosphere and Chromosphere
Volume: 455, 4th Hinode Science Meeting: Unsolved Problems and Recent Insights
Page: 187
Authors: Chae, J.
Abstract: Recent studies based on Hinode and high resolution ground-based observations have produced significant results that shed more light on the physical property of reconnection processes occurring in the photosphere and chromosphere. For better insights on this issue, I will review relevant published results together with previous results, focusing on five questions: (1) Is flux cancellation a result of magnetic reconnection? (2) At what atmospheric levels does such reconnection occur? (3) How does magnetic flux retract? (4) How does plasma respond to reconnection? (5) Is reconnection responsible for the chromospheric and coronal heating?
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