The 2014 March 29 X-Flare: Results from the Best-Ever Flare Observation

Friday, 19 December 2014: 1:40 PM
Peter Young, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
An X1 class solar flare occurred on 2014 March 29, peaking at 17:48 UT, and producing a filament eruption and EUV wave. It was observed as part of a Sac Peak-IRIS-Hinode observing program, delivering unprecedented coverage at all layers of the solar atmosphere. This talk will summarize new results obtained for this flare, with a particular focus on spectroscopic results obtained from IRIS and Hinode/EIS. Topics include mass flows prior and during the filament eruption, dynamics of 10 MK plasma during the flare rise phase, and the evolution of the flare ribbons