Solar Physics

, Volume 103, Issue 2, pp 259–276 | Cite as

Long nonlinear waves in a compressible magnetically structured atmosphere

II. Slow body waves in a magnetic slab
  • E. G. Merzljakov
  • M. S. Ruderman


An approximate equation describing long nonlinear slow body wave propagation in a magnetic slab in magnetic environments is derived. It is shown that this equation has no solutions in the form of solitary waves. Second-harmonic generation by a sinusoidal wave is studied. Results of numerical computations are presented. They show that a sinusoidal disturbance overturns, i.e., infinite gradients arise. An approximate formula for the overturning time is derived. The application of these results to the problem of coronal heating is discussed.


Atmosphere Numerical Computation Wave Propagation Solitary Wave Nonlinear Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Merzljakov
    • 1
  • M. S. Ruderman
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Research Institute, Academy of Sciences of USSRMoscowU.S.S.R.

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