Solar Physics

, Volume 129, Issue 2, pp 201–219 | Cite as

Magneto-atmospheric waves

  • Toufik E. Abdelatif


The nature and properties of magneto-atmospheric (MA) waves are discussed here. A simple model atmosphere, isothermal and permeated by a uniform vertical magnetic field, was used to find that there are two type of modes with avoided crossing of the eigencurves in a K - Ω diagram. The properties of these waves are found to be identical to the uncoupled fast and slow MA waves away from the crossings (specially for small horizontal wave number K ≪ 1). The energy density for the fast modes is found to vanish with height and is responsible for the 3-min umbral oscillations, while the slow mode energy density is harmonic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toufik E. Abdelatif
    • 1
  1. 1.PonAstronomy UnitQueen Mary CollegeLondonU.K.

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