Letter to the Editor

Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 97, Issue 1, pp 217-219

First online:

Note on the Helmholtz instability in stratified flows with magnetic fields

  • A. Satya NarayananAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science

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The nature of the neutral curves for the stability of a Helmholtz velocity profile in a stratified, Boussinesq fluid in the presence of a uniform magnetic field for the cases (1) an infinite fluid (2) a semi-infinite fluid with a rigid boundary is discussed.