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Magneto-acoustic wave propagation in a magnetic flux sheet (moderate field)

Author: Vigeesh Gangadharan
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India; Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Germany.

Co-authors: S. S. Hasan, O. Steiner

Main category: Natural Sciences (Astronomy)

Temperature perturbations in a magnetic flux sheet (moderate field strength) due to waves excited by a horizontal motion at the bottom boundary. The waves higher up are predominantly acoustic (slow magneto-acoustic) that propagate up and form shock. The thin black curves are field lines and the white curve represents the contour of β=1.

Further Reading: Vigeesh, G.; Hasan, S. S. ; Steiner, O., Wave propagation and energy transport in the magnetic network on the Sun, 2009, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 508, 951.

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