Dr Peter R. Young


Dr Young is a research professor with George Mason University and he works at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His field of research is the study of ultraviolet spectra from the Sun and other stars. Links to Dr Young's publications and projects he is involved with are given below.

Publications
Lectures & talks CHIANTI
Hinode/EIS SOHO/CDS IRIS
Data analysis guides Grants Observing programs
NASA/GSFC activities


News

1-Aug-2018
I convened a session at the SHINE conference called "Testing the standard model of solar eruptive events: the X8 limb flare of 10 September 2017".
6-Apr-2018
New paper: "A Si IV/O IV Electron Density Diagnostic for the Analysis of IRIS Solar Spectra", Young (2018, ApJ, 857, 5).
2-Apr-2018
Co-author on new paper of Guglielmino et al. (2018, ApJ) "IRIS Observations of Magnetic Interactions in the Solar Atmosphere between Preexisting and Emerging Magnetic Fields. I. Overall Evolution".
6-Mar-2018
I'm the Principal Investigator of the proposal "Coronal heating of plumes and fan loops" that was selected for funding from the 2017 NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator program.
5-Mar-2018
New paper: "Element abundance ratios in the quiet Sun transition region", Young (2018, ApJ, 855, 15).

Older news items

Gallery


A large solar flare occurred on 10 September 2017 at the edge of the Sun, and this movie shows the spectacular eruption that came from the flare. The images show plasma at a temperature of about 10 million degrees, and the flare is the extremely bright feature just above the edge of the Sun. The loop-like structure being ejected is referred to as a magnetic flux rope. The thin, straight line behind it is a current sheet (viewed edge on). Both features are as expected from the standard model of solar eruptive events, and this is a particularly nice example.

Images are from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The sequence lasts 10 minutes (see time in bottom-right corner). I've rotated the images by 90 degrees counter-clockwise. The flickering of the bright flare is due to the camera taking alternating short and long exposures.

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