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Title: The Influence of a Vertical Magnetic Field on Oscillations in an Isothermal Stratified Atmosphere. II.
Authors: Banerjee, D
Hasan, S. S
Christensen-Dalsgaard, J
Keywords: Magnetohydrodynamics: MHD;Sun: Atmosphere;Sun: Magnetic Fields;Sun: Oscillations
Issue Date: Oct-1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Citation: Astrophysical Journal Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 825 - 842
Abstract: We examine the effect of a uniform vertical magnetic field on the modes of an isothermal stratified atmosphere. The present investigation is a continuation of earlier work by Hasan & Christensen-Dalsgaard in which this problem was studied for rigid boundry conditions. In this paper, the earlier results are extended to different sets of boundry conditions. We demonstrate explicitly how these boundary conditions affect the various elementry wave modes present in the atmosphere. In the weak-field limit, an analytic expression for the dispersion relation is derived, which allows the effect of a weak magnetic field on the modes to the studied. We show that, to lowest order in our perturbation expansion, the oscillation spectrum can be analyzed in terms of (a)p-and g-like modes; (b)a magnetic Lamb mode; (c) magnetic or slow modes; and (d)a gravity Lamb mode. The first three of these were present in the previous analysis for rigid boundaries, whereas the last is a consequence of the vertical gradients of the displacements at the boundaries. We foucs our attention on the properties of this mode and show that it is present even in the moderate to strong field case as a magnetogravity-Lamb mode. The recognition and physical interpretation of this mode is a new feature of the present analysis. We also examine the nature of the eigenfrequency curves in the diagnostic(or K- Ω )diagram and find that, similar to the previous analysis, the modes undergo avoided crossings. however, the nature of the solutions in the present case is more complicated, especially when triple-mode interactions occur. Furthermore, the connectivity of the curves in the k- Ω diagram can be strongly infuenced by the choice of boundary conditions. our results, through somewhat idelized, find application in the analysis of waves in sunspots. it is conjectured that conditions for the existence of the magnetogravity-Lamb mode may also be satisfied in the subphotospheric layers of the Sun.
ISSN: 0004-637X
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