This paper studies quasi-mode oscillations in models of coronal loops that include longitudinal curvature. Using a toroidal coordinate system to incorporate curvature in a basic coronal loop model, the linearized ideal MHD equations are solved for the plasma-beta = 0. As a result of the curvature, quasi-modes with different poloidal wave numbers are coupled resulting in modifications of the frequencies. However, for small curvature, only the coupling of quasi-modes with a neighbouring poloidal wave number remains in first order. In addition, the quasi-mode frequencies are unchanged up to first order in the curvature. The imaginary part of the frequency, however, does change in first order, and quasi-modes are slightly more damped in realistically curved coronal loop configurations.
|Pages (from-to)||1065 - 1074|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|