Title: New Solar Physics with Solar-B Mission
Volume: 369 Year: 2007 View Volume 369 on ADS
Editors: Shibata, Kazunari; Nagata, Shin'ichi; Sakurai, Takashi
These proceedings of an international conference held 8-11 November 2005 in Kyoto provide a comprehensive overview of the science and possible observing programs of the Solar-B mission, whose main goals are to identify the coronal heating mechanism and to investigate magnetohydrodynamic processess occurring in the solar atmosphere such as magnetic reconnection.

The Solar-B satellite was successfully launched on 23 September 2006 (JST) by ISAS/JAXA, and has been renamed Hinode (sunrise in Japanese). The Solar-B mission is the third japanese Solar physics satellite project following Hinotori and Yohkoh, and involves significant multilateral international collaboration with NASA (USA), PPARC (UK), and ESA.

The aim of the conference was to discuss basic scientific objectives, possible observing proposals and programs of the Solar-B mission. This conference was the sixth in the series of Solar-B science meetings. The conference consisted of 12 sessions: Instrumentation, Convection and Dynamo, Magnetism of Quiet Sun and Active Regions, Waves and Shocks, Chromospheric Heating, Coronal Heating, Local Helioseismology, Emerging Flux, Reconnection Flares, Coronal Mass Ejections, and Solar Wind, thus covering almost all fields of solar physics. There were 19 invited reviews, 18 contributed talks, and 73 poster papers presented on these topics. The book is suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in solar physics and related fields, such as astrophysics, space plasma physics, magnetospheric physics, laboratory plasma physics, and magnetohydrodynamics.

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Volume 369 Cover Shibata, K.; Nagata, S.; Sakurai, T.
Front Matter   
Volume 369 Front Matter 1 Shibata, K.; Nagata, S.; Sakurai, T.
Conference Photo   
Volume 369 Conference Photograph 2 Shibata, K.; Nagata, S.; Sakurai, T.
Session 1.
The Solar-B EUV Imaging Spectrometer: An Overview of the EIS Instrument 3 Culhane, J.L.
The X-Ray Telescope for Solar-B: Calibration and Predicted Performance 19 DeLuca, E.E.
Archiving, Distribution and Analysis of Solar-B Data 31 Shimojo, M.; the Solar-B Mission Operation and Data A
Application of CHIANTI to Solar-B 35 Dere, K.; Landi, E.; Del Zanna, G.; Young, P.; Mason, H.; Landini, M.
Calibration of the SOT Polarization 39 Ichimoto, K.; Suematsu, Y.; Shimizu, T.; Katsukawa, Y.; Noguchi, M.; Nakagiri, M.; Miyashita, M.; Tsuneta, S.; Tarbell, T.D.; Shine, R.A.; Hoffmann, C.M.; Cruz, T.; Lites, B.W.; Elmore, D.F.; SOT Team
Calibration of SOT Dopplergrams 43 Katsukawa, Y.; Ichimoto, K.; Sekii, T.; Suematsu, Y.; Tsuneta, S.; Shine, R.A.; Tarbell, T.D.
Examinations of the Relative Alignment of the Instruments on SOT 47 Okamoto, T.J.; Katsukawa, Y.; Shimizu, T.; Ichimoto, K.; Suematsu, Y.; Tsuneta, S.; Tarbell, T.D.; SOT team
Estimate on SOT Light Level in Flight with Throughput Measurements in SOT Sun Tests 51 Shimizu, T.; Kubo, M.; Tarbell, T.D.; Berger, T.E.; Suematsu, Y.; Ichimoto, K.; Katsukawa, Y.; Miyashita, M.; Noguchi, M.; Nakagiri, M.; Tsuneta, S.; Elmore, D.F.; Lites, B.W.
Performance Characteristics of the Solar-B Spectro-Polarimeter 55 Lites, B.W.; Elmore, D.F.; Streander, K.V.; Hoffmann, C.M.; Tarbell, T.D.; Title, A.M.; Shine, R.A.; Ichimoto, K.; Tsuneta, S.; Shimizu, T.; Suematsu, Y.
The Solar-B Science Center in Japan 59 Shimojo, M.; Tsuneta, S.; Solar-B project/NAOJ
Temperature Analysis with the XRT 63 Weber, M.
Session 2.
Convection, Sunspots and Dynamo
Recent High Resolution Observations and Interpretations of Sunspot Fine Structure 71 Scharmer, G.B.; Langhans, K.; Kiselman, D.; Loefdahl, M.G.
Solar Magneto-Convection Simulations 87 Stein, R.F.; Benson, D.; Nordlund, A.
Helicity as the Ultimate Test to the Surface Dynamo Problem 99 Pevtsov, A.A.; Longcope, D.W.
What are ‘Faculae’? 103 Berger, T.E.; Title, A.M.; Tarbell, T.D.; Rouppe van der Voort, L.; Loefdahl, M.G.; Scharmer, G.B.
Supersonic Downflows in the Photosphere Discovered in Sunspot Moat Regions 113 Shimizu, T.; Martinez-Pillet, V.; Collados, M.; Ruiz-Cobo, B.; Centeno, R.; Beck, C.; Katsukawa, Y.
Small Scale Energy Release Driven by Supergranular flows 119 Potts, H.E.; Khan, J.I.; Diver, D.A.
Session 3.
Magnetism of Quiet Sun and Active Regions
The Quiet Sun Magnetic Field 125 Title, A.M.
What Can We Learn about Filaments from Vector Magnetograms 137 Schmieder, B.; Aulanier, G.; Lopez Ariste, A.
Magnetic Correspondence between Moving Magnetic Features and Penumbral Magnetic Fields 145 Kubo, M.; Shimizu, T.
Formation of Magnetic Non-Potentiality in a Solar Active Region 153 Zhang, H.
Skew Angle and Magnetic Helicity in Solar Active Regions 163 Hagino, M.; Moon, Y.-J.; Sakurai, T.
Evolutionary Characteristics of Magnetic Helicity Injection in Active Regions 167 Jeong, H.; Chae, J.
The Use of Spectro-Polarimetric Measurements to Determine the Plasma Heating 171 Jurcak, J.; Martinez Pillet, V.; Sobotka, M.
Determination of Magnetic Helicity of a Solar Active Region using the Linear Force-Free Field Model 175 Lim, E.-K.; Jeong, H.; Chae, J.
Helicity Injection in Regions of Various Magnetic Fluxes 179 Yamamoto, T.T.; Sakurai, T.; Kusano, K.; Yokoyama, T.
Calculations of Photospheric Plasma Velocity Fields using Photospheric Magnetic Field Measurements 183 Santos, J.C.; Buechner, J.; Nikutowsk, B.; Alves, M.V.
Session 4.
Waves and Shocks
Waves and Shocks in the Solar Atmosphere 193 Hansteen, V.H.
Plans to Observe Flare-Associated Waves with Solar-B 205 Narukage, N.
Flare-Associated Oscillations in Coronal Multiple-Loops Observed with the Norikura Green-Line Imaging System 213 Hori, K.; Ichimoto, K.; Sakurai, T.
Solar-B as a Tool for Coronal Wave Studies 221 Nakariakov, V.M.
Observed Co-Temporal Oscillations by CDS and TRACE and the Implications for Solar-B Instrumentation 225 Walsh, R.W.; Marsh, M.
Session 5.
Chromospheric Heating
Chromospheric Dynamics: Spicules and Waves 231 De Pontieu, B.
Chromospheric Magnetic Reconnection 243 Chae, J.
The Relationship between EUV Brightenings and Dark Mottles in the Quiet Sun 257 Kamio, S.; Kurokawa, H.; Brooks, D.H.
Session 6.
Coronal Heating
Towards Understanding the Solar Atmosphere 263 Doschek, G.A.
Topological Dissipation and The Solar Corona 269 Gudiksen, B.V.
Limb Prominences seen in UV, EUV and SXR 279 Heinzel, P.; Farnik, F.; Anzer, U.; Dammasch, I.
Observational Analysis of the Relation between Coronal Loop Heating and Photospheric Magnetic Fields 287 Katsukawa, Y.
Magnetic Twist of EUV Coronal Loops observed by TRACE 299 Kwon, R.-Y.; Chae, J.
Investigation of Coronal Loop Temperatures Using Three EUV Filters and Implications for Future Work with Solar-B 303 Noglik, J.B.; Walsh, R.W.; Ireland, J.
Studying Transition Region Phenomena with Solar-B/EIS 307 Young, P.
Session 7.
Local Helioseismology
Local Helioseismology 313 Chou, D.-Y.
Observations of Helioseismic Response to Flare Energy-release Events 325 Kosovichev, A.G.
Session 8.
Emerging Flux
Three-Dimensional Numerical Experiments of Flux Emergence into the Corona 335 Moreno-Insertis, F.
Observation of Magnetic Field Reconnection at the Base of EFR Surges 347 Kurokawa, H.; Liu, Y.; Sano, S.; Ishii, T.T.
Three-Dimensional MHD Simulations of Emerging Flux and Associated Magnetic Reconnection 355 Isobe, H.; Miyagoshi, T.; Shibata, K.; Yokoyama, T.
Flux Cancellation Associated with Flux Emergence on the Sun 367 Magara, T.
3-D Magnetohydrodynamics Simulation of the Solar Emerging Flux 371 Nozawa, S.
Magnetohydrodynamic Numerical Simulations of Emerging Flux Tube for Studying Effects of Twist Intensity 377 Miyagoshi, T.; Isobe, H.; Yokoyama, T.; Shibata, K.
Three-dimensional Filament Eruption Driven by a Emerging Flux 381 Notoya, S.; Yokoyama, T.; Kusano, K.; Sakurai, T.; Miyagoshi, T.; Isobe, H.; Yamamoto, T.
Correlation between Increases of Magnetic Fluxes and Brightenings of Coronal Structures around Emerging Flux Regions 385 Yoshimura, K.
Session 9.
Recent Progress in Study ofMagnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory Plasma and Possible Application to Space Astrophysical Plasmas 391 Yamada, M.; Ren, Y.; Ji, H
Investigation of Reconnection in the Solar Corona by Numerical Simulation Based on Solar-B Observations 407 Buechner, J.
Simulation Study of Three-Dimensional and Nonlinear Dynamics of Flux Tube in the Solar Corona 421 Inoue, S.; Kusano, K.
Low Atmosphere Reconnections Associated with a Filament Eruption 425 Moon, Y.-J.; Chae, J.; Park, Y.D.
A Statistical Study of the Reconnection Rate in Solar Flares 429 Nagashima, K.; Yokoyama, T.
Self-similar Reconnection : A new model for Astrophysical Application beyond the Petschek Model 433 Nitta, S.
XRT and EIS Observations of Reconnection Associated Phenomena 439 Shiota, D.; Isobe, H.; Brooks, D.H.; Chen, P.-F.; Shibata, K.
Oblique Shocks in the Reconnection Jet in Solar Flares 443 Tanuma, S.; Shibata, K.
Session 10.
Structure and Evolution of Magnetic Fields Leading to Solar Flares 449 Wang, H.
Evolution of Hα Kernels and Energy Release in an X-Class Flare 461 Asai, A.; Yokoyama, T.; Shimojo, M.; Masuda, S.; Shibata, K.
Simulation Study of Transition Process from Long-Lived Sigmoid to Flare Eruption 469 Kusano, K.
Flare Energy Conversion due to Direct Electric Fields Resulting from the Sheared Reconnection 477 Hirayama, T.
High Velocity Doppler shift Observations of 10 MK Flare Plasma 481 Innes, D.E.; Wang, T.J.
Observations of Simultaneous Coronal Loop Shrinkage and Expansion during the Decay Phase of a Solar Flare 485 Khan, J.I.; Fletcher, L.; Nitta, N.V.
Supra-Arcade Downflows: Results from Observational Analysis 489 McKenzie, D.E.; Savage, S.; Tolan, J.E.
Quantitative Analysis of Nonthermal Electrons in Impulsive Hard X-ray Flares 493 Minoshima, T.; Yokoyama, T.
Electron Acceleration at the Earth’s Bow Shock, Solar Flares and Interplanetary Shocks 497 Oka, M.; Terasawa, T.
Combining Hydrodynamics Modeling with Test Particle Tracking to Improve Flare Simulations 501 Winter, H.T.; Martens, P.; Rettenmayer, J.
A Simulation of Flares in YSOs with Non-thermal Heating and Expected Hard X-ray Spectrum 505 Kawamichi, T.; Shibata, K.
Session 11.
Coronal Mass Ejections
Solar Origins of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections 511 Harra, L.K.
Multidimensional Simulations of Filament Channel Structure and Evolution 525 Karpen, J.T.
Origin of the Sheared Magnetic Fields that Explode in Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections 539 Moore, R.L.; Sterling, A.C.
Observation of a Coronal Mass Ejection and its Source Region with NOrikura Green-line Imaging System (NOGIS) 543 Suzuki, I.; Sakurai, T.; Ichimoto, K.
Session 12.
Solar Wind
What Coronal Parameters Determine Solar Wind Speed? 549 Kojima, M.; Tokumaru, M.; Fujiki, K.; Itoh, H.; Murakami, T.; Hakamada, K.
Self-consistent MHD Modeling of Solar Wind 557 Suzuki, T.K.
The energetics of the Slow Solar wind 569 Ofman, L.
Study of Small-Scale Dynamics in Quiet Regions from TRACE/BBSO Observations 573 Yamauchi, Y.; Wang, H.; Moore, R.L.
Session 13.
Discussion and Summary
Summary Review: Science with the SOT 579 Lites, B.W.
Two Fundamental MHD Problems in Solar Physics 587 Sakurai, T.
Back Matter   
Volume 369 Back Matter 593 Shibata, K.; Nagata, S.; Sakurai, T.
Volume 367 Photographs 999 Shibata, K.; Nagata, S.; Sakurai, T.