A statistical study of short-period decayless oscillations of coronal loops in an active region

Dong Li*, David M. Long

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Coronal loop oscillations are common phenomena in the solar corona, which are often classified as decaying and decayless oscillations. Using the high-resolution observation measured by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) on board the Solar Orbiter, we statistically investigate small-scale transverse oscillations with short periods (<200 s) of coronal loops in an active region (AR), i.e., NOAA AR 12965. A total of 111 coronal loops are identified in EUI 174 Å images, and they all reveal transverse oscillations without any significant decaying, regarded as decayless oscillations. Oscillatory periods are measured from ∼11 to ∼185 s, with a median period of 40 s. Thus, they are also termed short-period oscillations. The corresponding loop lengths are measured from ∼10.5 to ∼30.2 Mm, and a strong dependence of oscillatory periods on loop lengths is established, indicating that the short-period oscillations are standing kink-mode waves in nature. Based on the coronal seismology, kink speeds are measured to be ∼330–1910 km s−1, and magnetic field strengths in coronal loops are estimated to be ∼4.1–25.2 G, while the energy flux carried by decayless kink oscillations lies in the range from roughly 7 to 9220 W m−2. Our estimations suggest that the wave energy carried by short-period decayless kink oscillations cannot support the coronal heating in the AR.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 08 Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes


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