Quasi-mode damping in two-dimensional fully non-uniform coronal loops

Inigo Arregui, T Van Doorsselaere, Jesse Andries, Marcel Goossens

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Resonantly damped fast kink quasi-modes are computed in fully resistive magnetohydrodynamics for fully non-uniform two-dimensional equilibrium models. The equilibrium model is a straight cylindrically symmetric flux tube with a plasma density that is nonuniform both across and along the loop. The variation of density across the loop can cover the whole loop. Our results indicate that the period and damping of coronal loop oscillations mainly depend on the density contrast and the inhomogeneity length-scale and are independent of the details of longitudinal stratification. This study extends previous studies on coronal loop oscillations, and allows for a better comparison between observations and theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529 - 532
Number of pages4
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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