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Paper: Hinode/EIS Line Profile Asymmetries and Their Relationship with the Distribution of SDO/AIA Propagating Coronal Disturbance Velocities
Volume: 455, 4th Hinode Science Meeting: Unsolved Problems and Recent Insights
Page: 361
Authors: Sechler, M.; McIntosh, S. W.; Tian, H.; De Pontieu, B.
Abstract: Using joint observations from Hinode/EIS and the Atmospheric Imaging Array (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) we explore the asymmetry of coronal EUV line profiles. We find that asymmetries exist in all of the spectral lines studied, and not just the hottest lines as has been recently reported in the literature. Those asymmetries indicate that the velocities of the second emission component are relatively consistent across temperature and consistent with the apparent speed at which material is being inserted from the lower atmosphere that is visible in the SDO/AIA images as propagating coronal disturbances. Further, the observed asymmetries are of similar magnitude (a few percent) and width (determined from the RB analysis) across the temperature space sampled and in the small region studied. Clearly, there are two components of emission in the locations where the asymmetries are identified in the RB analysis, their characteristics are consistent with those determined from the SDO/AIA data. There is no evidence from our analysis that this second component is broader than the main component of the line.
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