Context. Transverse oscillations of coronal structures are currently intensively studied to explore the associated magnetohydrodynamic wave physics and perform seismology of the local medium. Aims. We make a first attempt to measure the thermodynamic evolution of a sample of coronal loops that undergo decaying kink oscillations in response to an eruption in the corresponding active region. Methods. Using data from the six coronal wavelengths of SDO/AIA, we performed a differential emission measure (DEM) analysis of 15 coronal loops before, during, and after the eruption and oscillation. Results. We find that the emission measure, temperature, and width of the DEM distribution undergo significant variations on timescales relevant for the study of transverse oscillations. There are no clear collective trends of increases or decreases for the parameters we analysed. The strongest variations of the parameters occur during the initial perturbation of the loops, and the influence of background structures may also account for much of this variation. Conclusions. The DEM analysis of oscillating coronal loops in erupting active regions shows evidence of evolution on timescales important for the study of oscillations. Further work is needed to separate the various observational and physical mechanisms that may be responsible for the variations in temperature, DEM distribution width, and total emission measure.
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|Titolo:||Temporal evolution of oscillating coronal loops|
NISTICO', Giuseppe [Writing – Review & Editing]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|