Refined Magnetoseismological Technique for the Solar Corona

Verth, Gary, Erdélyi, Robert and Jess, David (2008) Refined Magnetoseismological Technique for the Solar Corona. The Astrophysical Journal, 687 (1). ISSN 0004-637X

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We present a step-by-step guide of a refined magnetoseismological technique for plasma diagnostics in the Sun's corona. Recently developed MHD wave theory which models a coronal loop as an expanding magnetic flux tube with an arbitrary longitudinal plasma density profile is applied to TRACE observations of fast kink oscillations. The theory predicts that using the observed ratio of the first overtone and fundamental mode to predict the plasma density scale height and not taking account of loop expansion will lead to an overestimation of scale height. For the first time, the size of this correction is quantified directly from observation and for the particular case study presented here, it is found that the overestimation is approximately by a factor of 2.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 08:44
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:24

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