Hydromagnetic-gravity wave critical levels in the solar atmosphere

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

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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
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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