Project goals

  • To understand the connection between flare-accelerated electrons at the Sun and those detected in interplanetary space. A model will be developed that will be initially used to test if both the sunward and earthward electron populations can be reproduced with similar spectral and timing properties as seen from observation.
  • In situations where a connection exists, can sunward and earthward electrons be used together to constrain the unknown properties of the flare acceleration region and the interplanetary transport conditions?
  • Develop a set of flexible stochastic models that can be used together to constrain different solar flare properties.