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Title: Magnetohydrodynamic waves in two-dimensional prominences embedded in coronal arcades

Solar prominence models used so far in the analysis of MHD waves in two-dimensional structures are quite elementary. In this work, we calculate numerically magnetohydrostatic models in two-dimensional configurations under the presence of gravity. Our interest is in models that connect the magnetic field to the photosphere and include an overlying arcade. The method used here is based on a relaxation process and requires solving the time-dependent nonlinear ideal MHD equations. Once a prominence model is obtained, we investigate the properties of MHD waves superimposed on the structure. We concentrate on motions purely two-dimensional, neglecting propagation in the ignorable direction. We demonstrate how, by using different numerical tools, we can determine the period of oscillation of stable waves. We find that vertical oscillations, linked to fast MHD waves, are always stable and have periods in the 4-10 minute range. Longitudinal oscillations, related to slow magnetoacoustic-gravity waves, have longer periods in the range of 28-40 minutes. These longitudinal oscillations are strongly influenced by the gravity force and become unstable for short magnetic arcades.
Authors:
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  1. Departament de Física, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22342013
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 778; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CONFIGURATION; EQUATIONS; GRAVITATION; GRAVITY WAVES; HYDROMAGNETIC WAVES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; OSCILLATIONS; PHOTOSPHERE; RELAXATION; SOLAR PROMINENCES; SUN; TIME DEPENDENCE; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS