Recent observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph appear to show impulsive brightenings in high temperature lines, which when combined with simultaneous ground-based observations in Hα, appear co-spatial to Ellerman Bombs (EBs). We use the RADYN one-dimensional radiative transfer code in an attempt to try and reproduce the observed line profiles and simulate the atmospheric conditions of these events. Combined with the MULTI/RH line synthesis codes, we compute the Hα, Ca II 8542 Å, and Mg II h and k lines for these simulated events and compare them to previous observations. Our findings hint that the presence of superheated regions in the photosphere (>10,000 K) is not a plausible explanation for the production of EB signatures. While we are able to recreate EB-like line profiles in Hα, Ca II 8542 Å, and Mg II h and k, we cannot achieve agreement with all of these simultaneously.
The Astrophysical Journal
- Pub Date:
- February 2017
- Sun: activity;
- Sun: photosphere;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- Accepted into ApJL. 4 Figures, 1 Table