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School of Mathematics and Physics

Alfvén wave heating of the solar chromosphere

  • Submitted by: Chris Brady, University of Warwick
  • Authors: C. Brady
  • Session: Wednesday morning posters.

The heating of the solar chromosphere remains one the of unsolved problems in solar atmospheric physics. Heating due to the dissipation of Alfvén waves is a strong contender, especially in the upper chromosphere, but simulations of the process are complicated due to the combination of different physical processes in the region. Ion-neutral Pedersen resistivity, mode conversion, shock formation and turbulence are all found to be important processes. In this talk results are presented showing how all of these different processes combine to allow Alfvén waves to heat the chromosphere.

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