Global Acoustic Resonance in a Stratified Solar Atmosphere

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-531
Number of pages9
JournalSolar Physics
Volume251
Issue number1-2
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2008
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Abstract

The upward propagation of linear acoustic waves in a gravitationally stratified solar atmosphere is studied. The wave motion is governed by the Klein Gordon equation, which contains a cutoff frequency introduced by stratification. The acoustic cutoff may act as a potential barrier when the temperature decreases with height. It is shown that waves trapped below the barrier could be subject to a resonance that extends into the entire unbounded atmosphere of the Sun. The parameter space characterizing the resonance is explored.