Generation of Currents in the Solar Atmosphere by Acoustic Waves

  1. C. T. Russell,
  2. E. R. Priest and
  3. L. C. Lee
  1. D. D. Ryutov and
  2. M. P. Ryutova

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM058p0167

Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes

Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes

How to Cite

Ryutov, D. D. and Ryutova, M. P. (1990) Generation of Currents in the Solar Atmosphere by Acoustic Waves, 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/GM058p0167

Author Information

  1. Institute of Nuclear Physics, 630090, Novosibirsk, USSR

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

A new mechanism for the generation of currents and magnetic fields in solar plasma by fluxes of acoustic waves is proposed. It is shown that the mechanism is particularly strong in the region where the damping of acoustic waves is caused by nonlinear effects (namely, formation of weak shocks). For example, the upper chromosphere above regions with the strongest convection is the most probable place where our mechanism should manifest itself.