Properties and Models of Photospheric Flux Tubes

  1. C. T. Russell,
  2. E. R. Priest and
  3. L. C. Lee
  1. B. Roberts

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM058p0113

Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes

Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes

How to Cite

Roberts, B. (1990) Properties and Models of Photospheric Flux Tubes, in Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes (eds C. T. Russell, E. R. Priest and L. C. Lee), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM058p0113

Author Information

  1. Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900261

Online ISBN: 9781118663868

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Keywords:

  • Solar photosphere;
  • Magnetic flux;
  • Astrophysics

Summary

The gross properties of isolated solar magnetic flux tubes, from the intense tube to the sunspot, are summarized, paying particular attention to how these properties determine the basic wave propagation speeds in the structures. An overview of the fundamental modes of oscillations is attempted, considering both thin and wide tubes, and a comparison with observations of oscillations is made. The potential seismological value of such information is stressed.