Waves in the Chromosphere: Observations

  title={Waves in the Chromosphere: Observations},
  author={Robert J. Rutten},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  • R. Rutten
  • Published 6 December 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
I review the literature on observational aspects of waves in the solar chromosphere in the first part of this contribution. High-frequency waves are invoked to build elaborate cool-star chromosphere heating theories but have not been detected decisively so far, neither as magnetic modes in network elements nor as acoustic modes in below- the-canopy internetwork regions. Three-minute upward-propagating acoustic shocks are thoroughly established through numerical simulation as the cause of… Expand

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