Driven transverse waves lead to turbulent coronal loops and heating

Van Doorsselaere, Tom, Karampelas, Kostas, Magyar, Norbert, Antolin, Patrick and Goossens, Marcel L. (2017) Driven transverse waves lead to turbulent coronal loops and heating. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2017, 11th - 15th December 2017, New Orleans, USA.

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In this talk, I will show our recent results on 3D simulations of coronal loops driven with transverse waves at the footpoints. We find that the transverse waves convert to turbulence via the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability (for standing waves) or uniturbulence (for propagating waves). The latter is turbulence generated from the interaction of the driven propagating waves with the counterpropagating waves which are generated in-situ because of the plasma structure. Both of these turbulence generation mechanisms lead to fully turbulent loops, which allow for efficient energy dissipation and heating.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: F500 Astronomy
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 11:27
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 11:27

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