Spectroscopy and Imaging of Quiescent and Eruptive Solar Prominences from Space

The whole team!
Standing by the coffee machine...

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication by Space Science Reviews of a special issue dedicated to solar prominence physics. Two review papers present our current understanding and the outstanding issues in the following areas:

Paper I: Spectral Diagnostics and Non-LTE Modelling - N. Labrosse, P. Heinzel, J.-C. Vial, T. Kucera, S. Parenti, S. Gunár, B. Schmieder, and G. Kilper. http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1620

The paper discusses topics relating to:

Paper II: Magnetic Structure and Dynamics - D.H. Mackay, J.T. Karpen, J.L. Ballester, B. Schmieder and G. Aulanier. http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1635

The paper discusses recent advances in our understanding of:

ISSI prominence team meeting pages

The meetings and wiki pages are in the private area (restricted access).


Our International Team spans a wide range of expertise in order to make progress on the understanding of solar prominences. The Team consists of 11 members whose research interests combine data analysis and interpretation, radiative transfer modelling, and modelling of the magnetic field and plasma. We will meet at ISSI to discuss the latest developments in these fields, interpret existing space observations, set up new observational programmes using space instrumentation, and decide modelling strategies to be carried out between the meetings. The expected outcome of the proposed research is a better understanding of the formation processes of solar prominences, of the physical conditions necessary for the stability of quiescent prominences, and of the mechanisms leading to prominence activation and eruption.

Team Members

Young scientists


The team members have a strong expertise in the physics of solar prominences. You can find on this ADS page a list of relevant publications.

Our team's work has been made possible thanks to the support of the International Space Science Institute, and this is acknowledged in the following papers:


A great deal of work is done thanks to the good restaurants we can go to in the evening as a group of 10 or more people! Here are a few that we tried and liked, for future reference for ourselves and other teams...

Nicolas Labrosse
Last modified: 2010-01-12

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