Sushanta C. Tripathy
Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume 18 Issue 1 June 1997 pp 39-55
Chromospheric evolution and the flare activity of super-active region NOAA 6555
C. Debi Prasad Ashok Ambastha Nandita Srivastava Sushanta C. Tripathy Mona J. Hagyard
Super-active region NOAA 6555 was highly flare productive during the period March 21st–27th, 1991 of its disk passage. We have st udied its chromospheric activity using high spatial resolution Hα filtergrams taken at Udaipur along with MSFC vector magnetograms. A possible relationship of flare productivity and the variation in shear has been explored. Flares were generally seen in those subareas of the active region which possessed closed magnetic field configuration, whereas only minor flares and/or surges occurred in subareas showing open magnetic field configuration. Physical mechanisms responsible for the observed surges are also discussed.
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