A time-evolving 3D method dedicated to the reconstruction of solar plumes and results using extreme ultraviolet data
|Titre||A time-evolving 3D method dedicated to the reconstruction of solar plumes and results using extreme ultraviolet data|
|Type de publication||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Auteurs||Barbey, N, Auchere, F, Rodet, T, Vial, JC|
|Journal||Solar PhysicsSolar Physics|
An important issue in the tomographic reconstruction of the solar poles is the relatively rapid evolution of the polar plumes. We demonstrate that it is possible to take into account this temporal evolution in the reconstruction. The difficulty of this problem comes from the fact that we want a four-dimensional reconstruction (three spatial dimensions plus time) whereas we only have three-dimensional data (two-dimensional images plus time). To overcome this difficulty, we introduce a model that describes polar plumes as stationary objects whose intensity varies homogeneously with time. This assumption can be physically justified if one accepts the stability of the magnetic structure. This model leads to a bilinear inverse problem. We describe how to extend linear inversion methods to these kinds of problems. Studies of simulations show the reliability of our method. Results for SOHO/EIT data show that we can estimate the temporal evolution of polar plumes to improve the reconstruction of the solar poles from only one point of view. We expect further improvements from STEREO/EUVI data when the two probes will be separated by about 60 degrees.