Research Notes

Solar Physics

, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 351-354

First online:

A note on the existence of Alfvén surface waves

  • C. UberoiAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science

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The Alfvén surface waves can arise due to the discontinuity in the Alfvén speed across the interface along which these waves propagate. This note studies the relationship between v A1 and v A2 which is required for the existence of Alfvén surface waves in low-β plasma.