Multiwavelength studies of MHD waves in the solar chromosphere: An Overview of recent results

D. B. Jess, R. J. Morton, G. Verth, V. Fedun, S. D. T. Grant, I. Giagkiozis

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The chromosphere is a thin layer of the solar atmosphere that bridges the relatively cool photosphere and the intensely heated transition region and corona. Compressible and incompressible waves propagating through the chromosphere can supply significant amounts of energy to the interface region and corona. In recent years an abundance of high-resolution observations from state-of-the-art facilities have provided new and exciting ways of disentangling the characteristics of oscillatory phenomena propagating through the dynamic chromosphere. Coupled with rapid advancements in magnetohydrodynamic wave theory, we are now in an ideal position to thoroughly investigate the role waves play in supplying energy to sustain chromospheric and coronal heating. Here, we review the recent progress made in characterising, categorising and interpreting oscillations manifesting in the solar chromosphere, with an impetus placed on their intrinsic energetics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-161
Number of pages59
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


  • Sun: compressible waves
  • Sun: incompressible waves
  • Sun: chromosphere
  • Sun: spicules
  • Plasma wave heating


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