Solar coronal jets: observations, theory, and modeling

N. E. Raouafi, S. Patsourakos, E. Pariat, P. R. Young, A. C. Sterling, A. Savcheva, M. Shimojo, F. Moreno-Insertis, C. R. DeVore, V. Archontis, T. Török, H. Mason, W. Curdt, K. Meyer, K. Dalmasse, Y. Matsui

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Coronal jets represent important manifestations of ubiquitous solar transients, which may be the source of significant mass and energy input to the upper solar atmosphere and the solar wind. While the energy involved in a jet-like event is smaller than that of “nominal” solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), jets share many common properties with these phenomena, in particular, the explosive magnetically driven dynamics. Studies of jets could, therefore, provide critical insight for understanding the larger, more complex drivers of the solar activity. On the other side of the size-spectrum, the study of jets could also supply important clues on the physics of transients close or at the limit of the current spatial resolution such as spicules. Furthermore, jet phenomena may hint to basic process for heating the corona and accelerating the solar wind; consequently their study gives us the opportunity to attack a broad range of solar-heliospheric problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-53
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
Early online date4 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Plasmas
  • Sun: activity
  • Sun: corona
  • Sun: magnetic fields
  • Sun: UV radiation
  • Sun: X-rays


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