YOHKOH Observations Related to Coronal Heating (Invited)
Yohkoh observations of microflares (transient brightenings) and nanoflares are presented. The frequency distribution of transient brightenings is found to be a power law with an index of 1.5 - 1.6 in the energy range greater than 1027erg. Short time-scale variability fainter than transient brightenings is found in the soft X-ray position-dependent light curves. Time variability is found almost everywhere in active regions and X-ray bright points, while no significant variability is found in the quiet Sun.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
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- Solar Corona: Bright Points;
- Solar Corona: X-Ray Transients;
- Solar Corona: Heating