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Dr Claire Foullon

Research Interests

Claire Foullon

  • Solar Physics.Theory of MHD waves and interpretation of oscillations and quasi-periodic pulsations observed in the solar atmosphere:
  • Heliospheric and Space Plasma Physics. In-situ Multi-spacecraft Data Analysis:
    • Coronal and Solar Wind Transients [12, 15, 21, 22, 25, 37, 41]
    • Terrestrial Magnetosphere, e.g. Pc5 pulsations, boundary layers and solar wind plasma entry to the magnetosphere: Magnetopause (Kelvin-Helmholtz waves) [14, 18, 23, 26, 32, 44], cusp [13], inner magnetosphere [19, 35].
  • Space Weather Science.
    • Solar Image Processing [8],
    • Interplanetary - Mars [E, 4, 6].
  • Other. Astrophysics [1], Geophysics [C], Between solid state and plasma physics [A, B].

with references below (see publications for links to manuscripts in the repository).

Refereed Journal Articles

  • [48] Nykyri, K. and Foullon, C., 2013, First Magnetic Seismology of the CME Reconnection Outflow Layer in the Low Corona with 2.5 D MHD Simulations of the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability, Geophysical Research Letters [DOI: 10.1002/grl.50807].
  • [47] White, R., Verwichte, E. and Foullon, C., 2013, Anti-phase Signature of Flare Generated Transverse Loop Oscillations Astrophys. J. 774, 104, [DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/774/2/104].
  • [46] Foullon, C., Verwichte, E., Nykyri, K., Aschwanden, M.J. and Hannah, I.G. 2013, Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability of the CME Reconnection Outflow Layer in the Low Corona Astrophys. J. 767, 170, [IOP], [DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/767/2/170], [ADS]
  • [45] Verwichte, E., Van Doorsselaere, T., Foullon, C. and White, R.S. 2013, Coronal Alfvén Speed Determination: Consistency between Seismology using AIA/SDO Transverse Loop Oscillations and Magnetic Extrapolation Astrophys. J. 767, 16, [IOP], [DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/767/1/16], [ADS]
  • [44] Lavraud, B., Larroque, E., Budnik, E., Génot, V., Borovsky, J. E., Dunlop, M. W., Foullon C. et al., 2013, Asymmetry of magnetosheath flows and magnetopause shape during low Alfvén Mach number solar wind J. Geophys. Res., 118 (3), 1089-1100 [Wiley], [DOI: 10.1002/jgra.50145], [ADS]
  • [43] Gosain, S. and Foullon, C., 2012, Dual Trigger of Transverse Oscillations in a Prominence by EUV Fast and Slow Coronal Waves: SDO/AIA and STEREO/EUVI Observations Astrophys. J. 761, 103, [IOP], [DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/761/2/103], [ADS]
  • [41] Ruffenach, A., Lavraud, B., Owens, M., Sauvaud, J.-A., Savani, N., Rouillard A., Demoulin P., Foullon C. et al., 2012, Multi-spacecraft observation of magnetic cloud erosion by magnetic reconnection during propagation J. of Geophys. Res. 117, A09101. [AGU], [DOI: 10.1029/2012JA017624], [ADS]
  • [40] Leonardis, E., Chapman, S.C. and Foullon, C., 2012, Turbulent characteristics in the intensity fluctuations of a solar quiescent prominence observed by the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope Astrophys. J. 745, 135. [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/745/2/185], [ADS]
  • [39] Matthews, S.A., Williams, D.R., Klein, K.L., Kontar, E., Smith, D.M., Krucker, S., Lagg, A., Hurford, G., Vilmer, N., MacKinnon, A., Zharkova, V., Fletcher, L., Hannah, I.G., Browning, P., Innes, D., Trottet, G., Foullon, C. et al. 2012, Solar Particle Acceleration Radiation and Kinetics (SPARK): A mission to understand the nature of particle acceleration Experimental Astronomy 33 (2-3 SI) 237 [Springer], [DOI:10.1007/s10686-011-9260-3], [ADS]
  • [37] Foullon, C., Lavraud, B., Luhmann, J.G., Farrugia, C.J., Retinò, A., Simunac, K.D.C., Wardle, N.C., Galvin, A.B., Kucharek, H., Owen, C.J., Popecki, M., Opitz, A. and Sauvaud, J.-A., 2011, Plasmoid Releases in the Heliospheric Current Sheet and Associated Coronal Hole Boundary Layer Evolution Astrophys. J. 737, 16. [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/737/1/16], [ADS]
  • [36] Hershaw, J., Foullon, C., Nakariakov, V.M. and Verwichte, E., 2011, Damped large amplitude transverse oscillations in an EUV solar prominence, triggered by large-scale transient coronal waves Astron. Astrophys. 531, A53. [EDP Sciences], [DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201116750], [ADS]
  • [35] Grimald, S., El-Lemdani-Mazouz, F., Foullon, C., Décréau, P. M. E., Boardsen S., Vallières X., 2011, Study of non-thermal continuum patches: wave propagation and plasmapause study J. Geophys. Res. 116, A07219. [AGU], [DOI: 10.1029/2011JA016476], [ADS]
  • [32] Lavraud, B., Foullon, C., Farrugia, C.J. and Eastwood, J.P., 2011, Magnetopause, Boundary Layers and Pathways to the Magnetotail, The Dynamic Magnetosphere, edited by W. Liu and M. Fujimoto, IAGA Special Sopron Book Series, Volume 3, Part 1, 3-28, [Springer Book], [DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0501-2_1]
  • [31] Verwichte, E., Marsh, M., Foullon, C., Van Doorsselaere, T., De Moortel, I., Hood, A.W., and Nakariakov, V.M., 2010, Periodic spectral line asymmetries in solar coronal structures from slow magnetoaoustic waves, Astrophys. J. Letters 724, L194-L198. [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/2041-8205/724/2/L194], [ADS]
  • [30] Nakariakov, V.M., Inglis, A.R., Zimovets, I.V., Foullon, C., Verwichte, E., Sych, R. and Myagkova, I.N., 2010, Oscillatory processes in solar flares Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 52, 124009 [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/0741-3335/52/12/124009], [ADS]
  • [29] Foullon, C., Fletcher, L., Hannah, I.G., Verwichte, E., Cecconi, B., Nakariakov, V.M., Phillips, K.J.H. and Tan, B.L., 2010, From Large-scale Loops to the Sites of Dense Flaring Loops: Preferential Conditions for Long-period Pulsations in Solar Flares Astrophys. J. 719, 151-165. [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/719/1/151], [ADS]
  • [28] Verwichte, E., Foullon, C. and Van Doorsselaere, T., 2010, Spatial Seismology of a Large Coronal Loop Arcade from TRACE & EIT Observations of its Transverse Oscillations Astrophys. J. 717, 458-467. [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/717/1/458], [ADS]
  • [27] Foullon, C. and Nakariakov, V.M., 2010, Independent Signals from the Influence of Internal Magnetic Layers on the Frequencies of Solar P-modes, Astrophys. J. Letters 714, L68-L72. [IOP], [DOI:10.1088/2041-8205/714/1/L68], [ADS]
  • [26] Foullon, C., Farrugia, C.J., Fazakerley, A.N., Owen, C.J., Gratton, F.T., Torbert, R.B., 2010, On the Multi-spacecraft Determination of Periodic Surface Wave Phase Speeds and Wavelengths J. Geophys. Res. 115, A09203. [AGU], [DOI: 10.1029/2009JA015189] , [ADS]
  • [25] Lavraud, B., Opitz, A., Gosling, J.T., Rouillard, A.P., Meziane, K., Sauvaud, J.-A., Fedorov, A., Dandouras, I., Génot, V., Jacquey, C., Louarn, P., Mazelle, C., Penou, E., Larson, D.E., Luhmann, J.G., P. Schroeder, P., Jian, L., Russell, C.T., Foullon, C., Skoug, R.M., Steinberg, J.T., Simunac, K.D. and Galvin, A.B., 2010, Statistics of counter-streaming solar wind suprathermal electrons at solar minimum: STEREO observations Annales Geophysicae 28, 233-246. [Copernicus], [ADS]
  • [24] Nakariakov, V.M., Foullon, C., Myagkova, I.N. and Inglis A.R., 2010, Quasi-Periodic Pulsations in the Gamma-Ray Emission of a Solar Flare Astrophys. J. 708, L47-L51. [IOP], [DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/708/1/L47], [ADS]
  • [23] Foullon, C., Farrugia, C.J., Owen, C.J., Fazakerley, A.N., Gratton, F.T., 2010, Kelvin-Helmholtz Multi-Spacecraft Studies at the Earth's Magnetopause Boundaries AIP Proc. 12th Solar Wind Conference, St. Malo, France, June 2009 (Refereed) 1216, 483-486. [AIP], [DOI:10.1063/1.3395908], [ADS], (PDF Document)
  • [22] Foullon, C., Lavraud, B., Owen, C.J., Fazakerley, A.N., Skoug, R.M., 2010, Heliospheric Current Sheet Distortions from Adjacent Outflowing Transients: Multi-spacecraft Observations AIP Proc. 12th International Solar Wind Conference, St. Malo, France, June 2009 (Refereed) 1216, 367-370. [AIP], [DOI:10.1063/1.3395876], [ADS], (PDF Document)
  • [21] Foullon, C., Lavraud, B., Wardle, N.C., Owen, C.J., Kucharek, H., Fazakerley, A.N., Larson, D.E., Lucek, E., Luhmann, J.G., Opitz, A., Sauvaud, J.-A., Skoug, R.M., 2009, The Apparent Layered Structure of the Heliospheric Current Sheet: Multi-Spacecraft Observations Solar Physics 259, Issue 1, 389. [Springer Link], [DOI:10.1007/s11207-009-9452-4], [ADS]
  • [19] Grimald, S., Foullon, C., Décréau, P. M. E., Lerouzic G., Suraud X., Vallières X., 2009, Modulation of NTC frequencies by Pc5 ULF pulsations: experimental test of the generation mechanism and magnetoseismology of the emitting surface J. Geophys. Res. 114, A11211. [AGU], [DOI:10.1029/2009JA014270], [ADS]
  • [18] Foullon, C., Farrugia, C.J., Fazakerley, A.N., Owen, C.J., Gratton, F.T., Torbert, R.B., 2009, Reply to comment by H. Hasegawa on "Evolution of Kelvin-Helmholtz Activity on the Dusk Flank Magnetopause" J. Geophys. Res. 114, A10201. [AGU], [DOI:10.1029/2009JA014444], [ADS]
  • [17] Foullon, C., Verwichte, E. and Nakariakov, V.M., 2009, Ultra-long-period Oscillations in EUV Filaments near to Eruption: Two-Wavelength Correlation and Seismology, Astrophys. J. 700, 1658-1665. [IOP], [DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/700/2/1658], [ADS]
  • [16] Verwichte, E., Aschwanden, M.J., Van Doorsselaere, T., Foullon, C. and Nakariakov, V.M., 2009, Seismology of a Large Solar Coronal Loop from EUVI/STEREO Observations of its Transverse Oscillation Astrophys. J. 698, 397-404. [IOP], [DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/698/1/397], [ADS]
  • [15] Lavraud, B., Gosling, J.T., Rouillard, A.P., Fedorov, A., Opitz, A., Sauvaud, J.-A., Foullon, C., et al., 2009, Observation of a Complex Solar Wind Reconnection Exhaust from Spacecraft Separated by over 1800 RE Solar Physics 256, Issue 1-2, 379-392. [Springer Link], [DOI: 10.1007/s11207-009-9341-x], [ADS]
  • [14] Foullon, C., Farrugia, C.J., Fazakerley, A.N., Owen, C.J., Gratton, F.T., Torbert, R.B., 2008, Evolution of Kelvin-Helmholtz Activity on the Dusk Flank Magnetopause J. Geophys. Res. 113, Issue A11, A11203. [AGU], [DOI: 10.1029/2008JA013175], [ADS]
  • [13] Hu, R., Bogdanova, Y. V., Owen, C. J., Foullon, C., Fazakerley, A. N., Rème, H., 2008, Cluster observations of the midaltitude cusp under strong northward interplanetary magnetic field J. Geophys. Res. 113, Issue A7, A07S05. [AGU], [DOI: 10.1029/2007JA012726], [ADS]
  • [12] Foullon, C., Owen, C.J., Dasso, S., Green, L.M., Dandouras, I., Elliott, H.A., Fazakerley, A.N., Bogdanova, Y.V. and Crooker, N.U., 2007, Multi-Spacecraft Study of the 21 January 2005 ICME: Evidence of Current Sheet Substructure Near the Periphery of a Strongly Expanding, Fast Magnetic Cloud Solar Physics 244, Issue 1-2, 139-165. [Springer Link], [DOI: 10.1007/s11207-007-0355-y], [ADS]
  • [10] Nakariakov, V.M., Foullon, C., Verwichte, E. and Young N.P., 2006, Quasi-periodic modulation of solar and stellar flaring emission by magnetohydrodynamic oscillations in a nearby loop Astron. Astrophys. 452, 343-346. [EDP Sciences] [DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20054608], [ADS]


  • [E] Foullon, C., Holmes-Siedle, A., Crosby, N.B. and Heynderickx, D., 2004, Radiation Hazard and Space Weather Warning Systems, work-package in ESA study REMSIM. [ESA/ESTEC] , [ADS]
  • [D] Foullon, C., 2002, Helioseismology and Diagnostics of Internal Magnetic Layers, PhD Thesis, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews (UK). [ADS]
  • [C] Foullon, C., 1998, The 11-year line in magnetic observatory records, Undergraduate Project Report, Geology and Geophysics Dep., University of Edinburgh (UK). [HTML]
  • [B] Foullon, C., 1997, Migration of Hydrogen in Solid Zirconium, Undergraduate Project Report, Geology and Geophysics Dep., University of Edinburgh (UK).
  • [A] Foullon, C., 1997, Release, CERN Summer Student Report, MISTRAL experiment, ISOLDE, CERN (Switzerland).