Correlated brightness variations in solar radiative output from the photosphere to the corona

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Abstract

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.

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