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Paper: Chromospheric Flares
Volume: 368, The Physics of Chromospheric Plasmas
Page: 365
Authors: Hudson, H.
Abstract: In this topical review I revisit the “chromospheric flare”. This should currently be an outdated concept, because modern data seem to rule out the possiblity of a major flare happening independently in the chromosphere alone, but the chromosphere still plays a major observational role in many ways. It is the source of the bulk of a flare’s radiant energy – in particular the visible/ UV continuum radiation. It also provides tracers that guide us to the coronal source of the energy, even though we do not yet understand the propagation of the energy from its storage in the corona to its release in the chromosphere. The formation of chromospheric radiations during a flare presents several difficult and interesting physical problems.
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