Hydromagnetic-gravity wave critical levels in the solar atmosphere

O. El Mekki, I. A. Eltayeb, J. F. McKenzie

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Physics
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1978

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solar atmosphere
gravity waves
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magnetohydrodynamics
trapped wave
atmosphere
wave energy
energy flux
critical level
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Hydromagnetic-gravity wave critical levels in the solar atmosphere. / El Mekki, O.; Eltayeb, I. A.; McKenzie, J. F.

In: Solar Physics, Vol. 57, No. 2, 04.1978, p. 261-266.

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El Mekki, O. ; Eltayeb, I. A. ; McKenzie, J. F. / Hydromagnetic-gravity wave critical levels in the solar atmosphere. In: Solar Physics. 1978 ; Vol. 57, No. 2. pp. 261-266.
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