Due to its complex and dynamic fine-scale structure, the chromosphere is a particularly challenging region of the Sun's atmosphere to understand. It is now widely accepted that to model chromospheric dynamics, even on a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) scale, while also calculating spectral line emission, one must realistically include the effects of partial ionization and radiative transfer in a multi-fluid plasma under non-LTE conditions. Accurate quantification of MHD wave energetics must befounded on a precise identification of the actual wave mode being observed. This chapter focuses on MHD kink-mode identification, MHD sausage mode identification, and MHD torsional Alfvén wave identification. It then reviews progress in determining more accurate energy flux estimations of specific MHD wave modes observed in the chromosphere. The chapter finally examines how the discovery of these MHD wave modes has helped us advance the field of chromosphericmagnetoseismology.
|Title of host publication||Low-Frequency Waves in Space Plasmas|
|Editors||Andreas Keiling, Dong-Hun Lee, Valery Nakariakov|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Inc.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Feb 2016|
|Name||Geophysical Monograph Series|
Verth, G., & Jess, D. B. (2016). MHD Wave Modes Resolved in Fine-Scale Chromospheric Magnetic Structures. In A. Keiling, D-H. Lee, & V. Nakariakov (Eds.), Low-Frequency Waves in Space Plasmas (pp. 433-448). (Geophysical Monograph Series). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119055006.ch25