Three-Dimensional Reconstructions and Mass Determination of the 2008 June 2 LASCO Coronal Mass Ejection using STELab Interplanetary Scintillation Observations

M. M. Bisi, B. V. Jackson, P. P. Hick, A. Buffington, J. M. Clover, M. Tokumaru, K. Fujiki

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Abstract

We examine and reconstruct the interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME) first seen in space-based coronagraph white-light difference images on 2008 June 1 and 2. We use observations of interplanetary scintillation (IPS) taken with the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory (STELab), Japan, in our three-dimensional (3D) tomographic reconstruction of density and velocity. The coronal mass ejection (CME) was first observed by the LASCO C3 instrument at around 04:17 UT on 2008 June 2. Its motion subsequently moved across the C3 field of view with a plane-of-the-sky velocity of 192 km s–1. The 3D reconstructed ICME is consistent with the trajectory and extent of the CME measurements taken from the CDAW CME catalog. However, excess mass estimates vary by an order of magnitude from Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory coronagraphs to our 3D IPS reconstructions of the inner heliosphere. We discuss the discrepancies and give possible explanations for these differences as well as give an outline for future studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L104-L108
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume715
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2010

Keywords

  • solar wind
  • Sun: coronal mass ejections (CMEs)

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