Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-CG Complex & General

[P-CG22] New Developments of Planetary Sciences with ALMA

Wed. May 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Takayuki Muto(Division of Liberal Arts, Kogakuin University), Munetake Momose(The College of Science, Ibaraki University), Hideo Sagawa(京都産業大学理学部, 共同), Masumi Shimojo(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Chairperson:Muto Takayuki

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

[PCG22-05] ALMA observations of the solar chromosphere on the polar limb

*Takaaki Yokoyama1, Masumi Shimojo2, Takenori J. Okamoto2, Haruhisa Iijima3 (1.School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 2.Chile Observatory, NAOJ, 3.ISEE, Nagoya Univerisity)

Keywords:Sun, chromosphere, ALMA

We report results of the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) observations of the solar chromosphere on the southern polar limb. From Cycle-4 of the ALMA proposal period, solar observation capability became open to the community. ALMA has provided us unprecedented high spatial resolutions (approximately 2.0 arcsec) in the millimeter band at 100 GHz frequency with very high cadence (2 sec). The results are as follows: (1) A clear solar limb in the millimeter band is located at approximately 5 arcsec above the photosphere. Many dynamic saw-tooth patterns are identified on the chromospheric edge. They are co-located with the similar structure in the EUV emission taken by SDO/AIA 171 band and can be interpreted as low-temperature high-density materials. (2) A blob-ejection event is found. By comparing with the UV images taken by IRIS Mg slit jaw, the trajectory of the blob is located along the spicular patterns. The ejection is accompanied by a brightening jet event at the footpoint area.