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Paper: Flare Physics in the Hinode Era (Keynote)
Volume: 415, The Second Hinode Science Meeting: Beyond Discovery-Toward Understanding
Page: 427
Authors: McKenzie, D. E.
Abstract: Hinode’s manifest of instrumentation was conceived to investigate the magnetic connections through the photosphere, lower atmosphere, and corona. The complementarity of the instruments is indeed useful, as demonstrated in numerous flares and eruptions in just the first two years of operation. I will review some of the findings from Hinode’s observations of flares to date. It is true, of course, that Hinode’s capabilities have evolved since launch. These changes cause the planning of observations to be more complex, and the analysis to be less straightforward; but they do not diminish Hinode’s ability to produce important observations of solar flares. On the contrary, Hinode is poised to make truly surprising discoveries. I will explain why this is so, and why we should look forward to the challenge of the coming activity cycle.
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