X-ray bright points and other quiet sun transient phenomena

C. E. Parnell*

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Over the last decade, the unprecedented, uninterrupted, high resolution, coverage of the Sun has led to the discovery of a number of new types of small-scale phenomena, as well as a better understanding of known phenomena such as X-ray bright points and explosive events. This paper reviews our current understanding of X-ray bright points and various phenomena in the corona (X-ray jets and nanoflares), transition region (blinkers and explosive events) and photosphere (ephemeral regions and cancelling magnetic features), that may be related to X-ray bright points. The relations that are known to exist between these phenomena are discussed, as are the potential relationships that warrant further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalCOSPAR Colloquia Series
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


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