Correlated brightness variations in solar radiative output from the photosphere to the corona
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 655–658, 1 March 1995
How to Cite
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 DEC 1994
- Manuscript Received: 30 NOV 1994
Correlated brightness variations are shown to occur in time series of coronal soft X-rays exclusive of prominent active regions, chromospheric ultraviolet radiation, and the photospheric total solar irradiance corrected for sunspot effects. These temporal correlations suggest that upwardly extending magnetic fields may have a large scale impact on the solar atmosphere in addition to their demonstrable role of generating localized active regions. The correlations have implications for improving and extending solar spectrum variability models.