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Paper: A Multi-Wavelength Statistical Study of Supra-Arcade Downflows
Volume: 455, 4th Hinode Science Meeting: Unsolved Problems and Recent Insights
Page: 305
Authors: Savage, S. L.; McKenzie, D. E.
Abstract: Sunward-flowing voids above post-coronal mass ejection flare arcades, also known as supra-arcade downflows (SADs), have characteristics consistent with post-reconnection magnetic flux tube cross-sections. Applying semi-automatic detection and analysis software to a large sample of flares using several instruments (e.g., Hinode/XRT, Yohkoh/SXT, TRACE, and SOHO/LASCO), we have estimated parameters such as speeds, sizes, heights, magnetic flux, and relaxation energy associated with SADs, which we interpret as reconnection outflows. We also present speed and height measurements of shrinking loops in comparison to the SAD observations. We briefly discuss these measurements and what impact they have on reconnection models.
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