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Tracking Solar Energetic Particles from Coronal Mass Ejections
written by Bradley S. Ambrose and Ramon Lopez
In this guided inquiry tutorial, students apply their knowledge of kinematics and dynamics to determine when particles were accelerated by an interplanetary shock wave from a coronal mass ejection (CME). Students analyze: 1) coronagraph images taken by the NASA's SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), and 2) proton flux graphs recorded by a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) detector during a CME event that sent high-energy protons in a trajectory toward Earth. Key takeaways from this lesson: the shockwaves that accelerated the protons did so at a point near the Sun, CME events can be measured and classified by speed and intensity, and energy from the event can be quantified and represented graphically. This resource is designed to supplement a standard university level mechanics course at either the introductory or advanced level.
Series Name:  Solar Energetic Particles
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Instrumentation
= Detectors
= Observatories
= Ultraviolet Astronomy
- Solar System
- The Sun
= Space Weather
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
Education Foundations
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Problem/Problem Set
= Student Guide
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- AP Physics
- Activity
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Keywords:
SEP events, astronomy lecture tutorial, kinetic energy, lecture tutorial, solar energetic particles
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2023 by Caroline Hall
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July 14, 2023 by Caroline Hall
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B. Ambrose and R. Lopez, , Solar Energetic Particles, 2023, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16512&DocID=5719).
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B. Ambrose and R. Lopez, Tracking Solar Energetic Particles from Coronal Mass Ejections, Solar Energetic Particles, 2023, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16512&DocID=5719>.
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Ambrose, B., & Lopez, R. (2023). Tracking Solar Energetic Particles from Coronal Mass Ejections. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16512&DocID=5719
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Ambrose, Bradley S., and Ramon Lopez. "Tracking Solar Energetic Particles from Coronal Mass Ejections." In Solar Energetic Particles, 6. 2023. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16512&DocID=5719 (accessed 28 May 2024).
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Ambrose, Bradley S., and Ramon Lopez. Tracking Solar Energetic Particles from Coronal Mass Ejections. 2023. 28 May 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16512&DocID=5719>.
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