Solar feature tracking in both spatial and temporal domains

David Jess, Mihalis Mathioudakis, Robert Erdélyi, Gary Verth, James McAteer, Francis Keenan

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A new method for automated coronal loop tracking, in both spatial and temporal domains, is presented. The reliability of this technique was tested with TRACE 171 Å observations. The application of this technique to a flare-induced kink-mode oscillation, revealed a 3500 km spatial periodicity which occur along the loop edge. We establish a reduction in oscillatory power, for these spatial periodicities, of 45% over a 322 s interval. We relate the reduction in oscillatory power to the physical damping of these loop-top oscillations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-295
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numbers247
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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