Vol 12, No 11 (2012) / Wang

Analysis of the CME-driven shock from the SEP event that occurred on 2006 December 14

Xin Wang, Yi-Hua Yan

Abstract

In a solar flare or coronal mass ejection (CME), observations of the subsequent interplanetary shock provide us with strong evidence of particle acceleration to energies of multiple MeV, even up to GeV. Diffusive shock acceleration is an efficient mechanism for particle acceleration. For investigating the shock structure, the energy injection and energy spectrum of a CME-driven shock, we perform a dynamical Monte Carlo simulation of the CME-driven shock that occurred on 2006 December 14 using an anisotropic scattering law. The simulated results of the shock’s fine structure, particle injection, and energy spectrum are presented. We find that our simulation results give a good fit to the observations from multiple spacecraft.

Keywords


acceleration of particles — shock waves — Sun: coronal mass ejections (CMEs) — solar wind — methods: numerical

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