Space Science Reviews

, Volume 120, Issue 1–2, pp 67–94

MHD Waves and Heating in Coronal Holes


DOI: 10.1007/s11214-005-5098-1

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Ofman, L. Space Sci Rev (2005) 120: 67. doi:10.1007/s11214-005-5098-1


Coronal holes have been identified as source regions of the fast solar wind, and MHD wave activity has been detected in coronal holes by remote sensing, and in situ in fast solar wind streams. I review some of the most suggestive wave observations, and discuss the theoretical aspects of MHD wave heating and solar wind acceleration in coronal holes. I review the results of single fluid 2.5D MHD, as well as multi-fluid 2.5D MHD models of waves in coronal holes, the heating, and the acceleration of the solar wind be these waves.


MHD waves coronal holes solar wind 

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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterThe Catholic University of AmericaGreenbeltU.S.A.

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