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Wave Heating In Magnetic Flux Tubes

  • Wolfgang Kalkofen
Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 138)

Abstract

The solar chromosphere is identified with the atmosphere inside magnetic flux tubes. In the quiet sun, the layers of the low and middle chromosphere are heated by compressive waves with periods mainly between 2 min and 4 min. These long-period waves probably supply all the energy required for the heating of the quiet solar chromosphere.

Keywords

Solar Phys Magnetic Flux Tube Temperature Plateau Vertical Magnetic Field Heating Mechanism 
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© International Astronomical Union 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kalkofen
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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