A model of the Lu-Hamilton kind is applied to the study of critical behavior of the magnetized solar atmosphere. The main novelty is that its driving is done via sources undergoing a diffusion. This mimics the effect of a virtual turbulent substrate forcing the system. The system exhibits power-law statistics not only in the size of the flares, but also in the distribution of the waiting times.
Authors: M. Baiesi, C. Maes, B. M. Shergelashvili
Publication Status: Accepted to Physica A
Last Modified: 2007-09-14 20:07
The propagation of compressional MHD waves is studied for an externally driven system. It is assumed that the combined action of the external sources and sinks of the entropy results in the harmonic oscillation of the entropy (and temperature) in the system. It is found that with the appropriate resonant conditions fast and slow waves get amplified due to the phenomenon of parametric resonance. Besides, it is shown that the considered waves are mutually coupled as a consequence of the nonequilibrium state of the background medium. The coupling is strongest when the plasma eta approx 1. The proposed formalism is sufficiently general and can be applied for many dynamical systems, both under terrestrial and astrophysical conditions.
Authors: B. M. Shergelashvili, C. Maes, S. Poedts, T. V. Zaqarashvili
Publication Status: Physical Review E (in press)
Last Modified: 2007-09-12 06:36
Amplification of compressional MHD waves in systems with forced entropy oscillations