Interactive Multi-Instrument Database of Solar Flares

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Data Products


1) List of Cold Flare Candidates

The following list cannot be created using the query engine, but is generated from GOES and RHESSI flare lists stored in our database.

Selection Procedure:

1. The RHESSI flare list is searched for all events having the highest energy band with observable flare signal equal to 100-300 keV. The considered time period is Feb. 11, 2010 – Feb. 22, 2016.

2. The GOES flare lists are searched to find the corresponding GOES event.

3. If the GOES flare occurs with some delay (GOES event start time is later than the RHESSI event start time), the event becomes selected as a Cold Flare Candidate. If not, the event is removed from the list.

Here is the final list of the Cold Flare Candidates.



2) List of the T-EM complemented GOES flares

Creation procedure:

1. Instead of the standard GOES flare descriptors, the file provides the Temperature and Emission Measure calculated in one-temperature approximation (Thomas et al., 1985, Solar Physics, 95, 323).

The values, as well as their error bounds, are computed from GOES X-ray fluxes using TEBBS (Temperature and Emission measure-Based Background Subtraction algorithm; Ryan et al, 2012, ApJS, 202, 11).

The GOES temperature response functions for different satellites may be found in the Appendix of (White et al., 2005, Solar Physics, 227, 231, GOES 1-12 only) and in the SSWIDL GOES software routines (updated by White, S.)

2. Please find the corresponding daily updated TEBBS output file.

3. The TEBBS code GitHub repository is available at https://github.com/vsadykov/TEBBS.git .