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Damping of Fast Magnetohydrodymanic Oscillations in Quiescent Filament Threads View all abstracts by submitter

Inigo Arregui   Submitted: 2008-06-18 02:46

High-resolution observations provide evidence about the existence of small-amplitude transverse oscillations in solar filament fine structures. These oscillations are believed to represent fast magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves and the disturbances are seen to be damped in short timescales of the order of 1 to 4 periods. In this Letter we propose that, due to the highly inhomogeneous nature of the filament plasma at the fine structure spatial scale, the phenomenon of resonant absorption is likely to operate in the temporal attenuation of fast MHD oscillations. By considering transverse inhomogeneity in a straight flux tube model we find that, for density inhomogeneities typical of filament threads, the decay times are of a few oscillatory periods only.

Authors: Inigo Arregui, Jaume Terradas, Ramon Oliver, Jose Luis Ballester
Projects: None

Publication Status: ApJ Letters, accepted
Last Modified: 2008-09-23 20:59
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