volume 13, issue S335, P250-253 2017
DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317007244
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Antoine Strugarek, Allan S. Brun, Paul Charbonneau, Nicole Vilmer

Abstract: AbstractThe largest solar flares, of class X and above, are often associated with strong energetic particle acceleration. Based on the self-similar distribution of solar flares, self-organized criticality models such as sandpiles can be used to successfully reproduce their statistics. However, predicting strong (and rare) solar flares turns out to be a significant challenge. We build here on an original idea based on the combination of minimalistic flare models (sandpiles) and modern data assimilation techniqu…

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