Influence of Resonant Absorption on the Generation of the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability

  title={Influence of Resonant Absorption on the Generation of the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability},
  author={Patrick Antolin and Tom Van Doorsselaere},
  journal={Frontiers in Physics},
The inhomogeneous solar corona is continuously disturbed by transverse MHD waves. In the inhomogeneous environment of coronal flux tubes, these waves are subject to resonant absorption, a physical mechanism of mode conversion in which the wave energy is transferred to the transition boundary layers at the edge between these flux tubes and the ambient corona. Recently, transverse MHD waves have also been shown to trigger the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability (KHI) due to the velocity shear flows… 

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