Solar Physics

, 255:193

An Exact Test of Generalised Ray Theory in Local Helioseismology


DOI: 10.1007/s11207-009-9320-2

Cite this article as:
Hansen, S.C. & Cally, P.S. Sol Phys (2009) 255: 193. doi:10.1007/s11207-009-9320-2


Generalised ray theory provides a simple description of MHD mode transmission and conversion between magnetoacoustic fast and slow waves and is directly applicable to solar active regions. Here it is tested in a simple two-dimensional, isothermal, gravitationally stratified model with inclined magnetic field using previously published exact solutions and found to perform very well.


Waves, magnetohydrodynamic Helioseismology, theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics, School of Mathematical SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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