Ref: SCART-2022-0070

A Review of the Extended EUV Corona Observed by the Sun Watcher with Active Pixels and Image Processing (SWAP) Instrument

West, M. J. ; Seaton, D. B. ; D’Huys, E. ; Mierla, M. ; Laurenza, M. ; Meyer, K. A. ; Berghmans, D. ; Rachmeler, L. ; Rodriguez, L. ; Stegen, K.

published in Solar Physics, 297 issue 136 (2022)

Abstract: The Sun Watcher with Active Pixels and Image Processing (SWAP) instrument on- board ESA’s PRoject for On Board Autonomy 2 (PROBA2) has provided the first un- compressed, high-cadence, continuous, large field-of-view observations of the extended extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) corona for over a complete solar cycle. It has helped shape our understanding of this previously understudied region, and pioneered research into the mid- dle corona. In this article, we present a review of all publications that have utilized these observations to explore the extended EUV corona, highlighting the unique contributions made by SWAP. The review is broadly divided into three main sections of SWAP-based studies about: i) long-lived phenomena, such as streamers, pseudo-streamers, and coronal fans; ii) dynamic phenomena, such as eruptions, jets, EUV waves, and shocks; iii) coronal EUV emission generation. We also highlight SWAP’s imaging capabilities, techniques that have been applied to observations to enhance the off-limb observations and its legacy.

Keyword(s): Sun ; corona ; SWAP ; Coronal mass ejections ; Instrumentation and data management ; Jets ; Prominences
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-022-02063-9
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Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

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