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New analytical and numerical models of solar coronal loop: I. Application to forced vertical kink oscillations  

Dr. Abhishek Kumar Srivastava   Submitted: 2015-01-07 01:32

Aims. We construct a new analytical model of a solar coronal loop that is embedded in a gravitationally stratified and magnetically confined atmosphere. On the basis of this analytical model, we devise a numerical model of solar coronal loops. We adopt it to perform the numerical simulations of its vertical kink oscillations excited by an external driver. Methods. Our model of the solar atmosphere is constructed by adopting a realistic temperature distribution and specifying the curved magnetic field lines that constitute a coronal loop. This loop is described by 2D, ideal magnetohydro- dynamic equations that are numerically solved by the FLASH code. Results. The vertical kink oscillations are excited by a periodic driver in the vertical component of velocity, acting at the top of the photosphere. For this forced driver with its amplitude 3 km s-1, the excited oscillations exhibit about 1.2 km s-1 amplitude in their velocity and the loop apex oscillates with its amplitude in displacement of about 100 km. Conclusions. The newly devised analytical model of the coronal loops is utilized for the numerical simulations of the vertical kink oscillations, which match well with the recent observations of decay-less kink oscillations excited in solar loops. The model will have further implications on the study of waves and plasma dynamics in coronal loops, revealing physics of energy and mass transport mechanisms in the localized solar atmosphere.

Authors: Murawski, K.; Solov'ev, A.; Kraskiewicz, J.; Srivastava, A. K.
Projects: None

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Torsional Alfvén Waves in Solar Magnetic Flux Tubes of Axial Symmetry  

Dr. Abhishek Kumar Srivastava   Submitted: 2015-01-07 01:30

Aims: Propagation and energy transfer of torsional Alfvén waves in solar magnetic flux tubes of axial symmetry is studied. Methods: An analytical model of a solar magnetic flux tube of axial symmetry is developed by specifying a magnetic flux and deriving general analytical formulae for the equilibrium mass density and a gas pressure. The main advantage of this model is that it can be easily adopted to any axisymmetric magnetic structure. The model is used to simulate numerically the propagation of nonlinear Alfvén waves in such 2D flux tubes of axial symmetry embedded in the solar atmosphere. The waves are excited by a localized pulse in the azimuthal component of velocity and launched at the top of the solar photosphere, and they propagate through the solar chromosphere, transition region, and into the solar corona. Results: The results of our numerical simulations reveal a complex scenario of twisted magnetic field lines and flows associated with torsional Alfvén waves as well as energy transfer to the magnetoacoustic waves that are triggered by the Alfvén waves and are akin to the vertical jet flows. Alfvén waves experience about 5 % amplitude reflection at the transition region. Magnetic (velocity) field perturbations experience attenuation (growth) with height is agreement with analytical findings. Kinetic energy of magnetoacoustic waves consists of 25 % of the total energy of Alfvén waves. The energy transfer may lead to localized mass transport in the form of vertical jets, as well as to localized heating as slow magnetoacoustic waves are prone to dissipation in the inner corona.

Authors: Murawski, K.; Solov'ev, A.; Musielak, Z. E.; Srivastava, A. K.; Kraskiewicz, J.
Projects: None

Publication Status: A&A
Last Modified: 2015-01-07 13:26
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