Slow magnetoacoustic waves in two-ribbon flares
Nakariakov, Valery M. and Zimovets, I. V.. (2011) Slow magnetoacoustic waves in two-ribbon flares. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol.730 (No.2). L27. ISSN 0004-637XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/730/2/L27
We demonstrate that disturbances observed to propagate along the axis of the arcade in two-ribbon solar flares at the speed of a few tens of km s(-1), well below the Alfven and sound speeds, can be interpreted in terms of slow magnetoacoustic waves. The waves can propagate across the magnetic field, parallel to the magnetic neutral line, because of the wave-guiding effect due to the reflection from the footpoints. The perpendicular group speed of the perturbation is found to be a fraction of the sound speed, which is consistent with observations. The highest value of the group speed grows with the increase in the ratio of the sound and Alfven speeds. For a broad range of parameters, the highest value of the group speed corresponds to the propagation angle of 25 degrees-28 degrees to the magnetic field. This effect can explain the temporal and spatial structure of quasi-periodic pulsations observed in two-ribbon flares.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Solar flares, Solar oscillations, Solar x-rays, Gamma rays|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Astrophysical Journal|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing, Inc.|
|Date:||1 April 2011|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Royal Society (Great Britain), Rossiĭskiĭ fond fundamentalʹnykh issledovaniĭ [Russian Foundation for Basic Research] (RFFI), Russia (Federation). Ministerstvo nauki i tekhnicheskoĭ politiki [Ministry of Science and Technological Policy] (MINNAUKI)|
|Grant number:||10-02-01285-a (RFFI), NSch-3200.2010.2 (RFFI), 14.740.11.0086 (MINNAUKI)|
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