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Paper   IPM / Astronomy / 15606
School of Astronomy
  Title:   Activity Analyses for Solar-type Stars Observed with Kepler. II. Magnetic Feature versus Flare Activity
1.  H. He
2.  H. Wang
3.  M. Zhang
4.  A. Mehrabi
5.  Y. Yan
6.  D. Yun
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Astrophysical Journal
  No.:  1
  Vol.:  236
  Year:  2018
  Supported by:            ipm IPM
The light curves of solar-type stars present both periodic fluctuation and flare spikes. The gradual periodic fluctuation is interpreted as the rotational modulation of magnetic features on the stellar surface and is used to deduce magnetic feature activity properties. The flare spikes in light curves are used to derive flare activity properties. In this paper, we analyze the light curve data of three solar-type stars (KIC 6034120, KIC 3118883, and KIC 10528093) observed with Kepler space telescope and investigate the relationship between their magnetic feature activities and flare activities. The analysis shows that: (1) both the magnetic feature activity and the flare activity exhibit long-term variations as the Sun does; (2) unlike the Sun, the long-term variations of magnetic feature activity and flare activity are not in phase with each other; (3) the analysis of star KIC 6034120 suggests that the long-term variations of magnetic feature activity and flare activity have a similar cycle length. Our analysis and results indicate that the magnetic features that dominate rotational modulation and the flares possibly have different source regions, although they may be influenced by the magnetic field generated through a same dynamo process

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