At the beginning of the 2015 November 4 flare, in the 1300-2000 MHz frequency range, we observed a very rare slow positively drifting burst. We searched for associated phenomena in simultaneous EUV observations made by IRIS, SDO/AIA, and Hinode/XRT, as well as in H α observations. We found that this radio burst was accompanied with the bright blob, visible at transition region, coronal, and flare temperatures, falling down to the chromosphere along the dark loop with a velocity of about 280 km s-1. The dark loop was visible in H α but disappeared afterward. Furthermore, we found that the falling blob interacted with the chromosphere as expressed by a sudden change of the H α spectra at the location of this interaction. Considering different possibilities, we propose that the observed slow positively drifting burst is generated by the thermal conduction front formed in front of the falling hot EUV blob.
The Astrophysical Journal
- Pub Date:
- February 2018
- Sun: flares;
- Sun: radio radiation;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 854, Issue 2, article id. L29, 6 pp. (2018)