Origins of Rolling, Twisting, and Non-radial Propagation of Eruptive Solar Events

@article{Panasenco2011OriginsOR,
  title={Origins of Rolling, Twisting, and Non-radial Propagation of Eruptive Solar Events},
  author={Olga Panasenco and Sara F. Martin and Marco Velli and Angelos Vourlidas},
  journal={Solar Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={287},
  pages={391-413}
}
We demonstrate that major asymmetries in erupting filaments and CMEs, namely major twists and non-radial motions are typically related to the larger-scale ambient environment around eruptive events. Our analysis of prominence eruptions observed by the STEREO, SDO, and SOHO spacecraft shows that prominence spines retain, during the initial phases, the thin ribbon-like topology they had prior to the eruption. This topology allows bending, rolling, and twisting during the early phase of the… 

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