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Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy. Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
2014 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, Vol. 795, no 1, L8- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We show that in the presence of a magnetic field that is varying harmonically in space, the fundamental mode, or f-mode, in a stratified layer is altered in such a way that it fans out in the diagnostic k omega diagram, with mode power also within the fan. In our simulations, the surface is defined by a temperature and density jump in a piecewise isothermal layer. Unlike our previous work (Singh et al. 2014), where a uniform magnetic field was considered, here we employ a non-uniform magnetic field together with hydromagnetic turbulence at length scales much smaller than those of the magnetic field. The expansion of the f-mode is stronger for fields confined to the layer below the surface. In some of those cases, the k omega diagram also reveals a new class of low-frequency vertical stripes at multiples of twice the horizontal wavenumber of the background magnetic field. We argue that the study of the f-mode expansion might be a new and sensitive tool to determine subsurface magnetic fields with azimuthal or other horizontal periodicity.

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2014. Vol. 795, no 1, L8- p.
Keyword [en]
magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Sun: helioseismology, turbulence, waves
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111933DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/795/1/L8ISI: 000345455500008OAI: diva2:777168


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