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MHD Waves in the Solar Atmosphere


  • Date Published: July 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427661

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  • This volume presents a full mathematical exposition of the growing field of coronal seismology which will prove invaluable for graduate students and researchers alike. Roberts' detailed and original research draws upon the principles of fluid mechanics and electromagnetism, as well as observations from the TRACE and SDO spacecraft and key results in solar wave theory. The unique challenges posed by the extreme conditions of the Sun's atmosphere, which often frustrate attempts to develop a comprehensive theory, are tackled with rigour and precision; complex models of sunspots, coronal loops and prominences are presented, based on a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) view of the solar atmosphere, and making use of Faraday's concept of magnetic flux tubes to analyse oscillatory phenomena. The rapid rate of progress in coronal seismology makes this essential reading for those hoping to gain a deeper understanding of the field.

    • A full guide to coronal seismology, containing new insights into the role played by waves and magnetic flux tubes in the workings of the Sun's atmosphere
    • Explains the links between mathematical theory and observations of solar phenomena
    • Contains valuable findings based upon results and derivations often omitted from standard research
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427661
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • contains: 38 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. General principles
    2. Waves in a uniform medium
    3. Magnetically structured atmospheres
    4. Surface waves
    5. Magnetic slabs
    6. Magnetic flux tubes
    7. The twisted magnetic flux tube
    8. Connection formulas
    9. Gravitational effects
    10. Thin flux tubes: the sausage mode
    11. Thin flux tubes: the kink mode
    12. Damping
    13. Nonlinear aspects
    14. Solar applications of MHD wave theory

  • Author

    Bernard Roberts, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Bernard Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Solar Magnetohydrodynamics at the University of St Andrews. Scotland. His important contributions to the field over the past forty years have been recognised with an election to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1997, a Saltire Scottish Science Award in 1998, and, in 2010, the Royal Astronomical Society's prestigious Chapman Medal, awarded for 'investigations of outstanding merit in solar-terrestrial physics'.

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