Solar Physics

, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 351–354

A note on the existence of Alfvén surface waves


  • C. Uberoi
    • Department of Applied MathematicsIndian Institute of Science
Research Notes

DOI: 10.1007/BF00151614

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Uberoi, C. Sol Phys (1982) 78: 351. doi:10.1007/BF00151614


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 vA1 and vA2 which is required for the existence of Alfvén surface waves in low-β plasma.

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