Requirements for progress in understanding solar flare energy transport: the impulsive phase

Graham S. Kerr*, Meriem Alaoui, Joel C. Allred, William Ashfield, Thomas Y. Chen, Brian R. Dennis, A. Gordon Emslie, Lyndsay Fletcher, Ryan J. French, Silvina E. Guidoni, Fan Guo, Laura A. Hayes, Hugh S. Hudson, Andrew R. Inglis, Judith T. Karpen, Adam F. Kowalski, Ryan O. Milligan, Shaun McLaughlin, Aaron Monson, Vanessa PolitoJiong Qiu, Daniel F. Ryan, Albert Y. Shih

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Whitepaper #206 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033.

Solar flares are a fundamental component of solar eruptive events. Flare emission is the first component of a SEE to impact the Earth’s ionosphere which can set the stage for the later effects of the space weather event. In this white paper we discuss the flare impulsive phase, setting out gaps in our understanding and paths towards resolving those gaps, including specific recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Early online date31 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2023


  • Materials Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering


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