Prominence Oscillations: Theory

  • José Luis Ballester
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 124)


An extense observational background about the existence of oscillations in quiescent solar prominences has been gathered during the last twenty years. From these observations, information about different oscillatory parameters such as period, wavelength, phase speed, damping time, etc. has been obtained. This observational background, combined with a growing number of theoretical studies about magnetohydrodynamic waves in prominences, should allow the development of prominence seismology which, following helioseismology’s approach, seeks to infer the internal structure and properties of solar prominences. The most recent theoretical developments on prominence oscillations are reviewed here, pointing out key topics which should be the subject of future research for a further advancement of this field


Solar Phys Fast Mode Slow Mode Small Amplitude Oscillation Large Amplitude Oscillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Luis Ballester
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  1. 1.Departament de FísicaUniversitat de les Illes BalearsPalma de MallorcaSpain

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