It is shown that the discontinuous jump in the vertical wave energy flux of slow hydromagnetic-gravity waves, occurring at a critical level, which is accompanied by wave absorption, and the existence of a reflection point imply that slow waves are trapped in the solar atmosphere. Thus such a system behaves as a leaky wave guide.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science