Weak compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the solar corona.

Academic Article


  • This Letter presents a calculation of the power spectra of weakly turbulent Alfvén waves and fast magnetosonic waves ("fast waves") in low- plasmas. It is shown that three-wave interactions transfer energy to high-frequency fast waves and, to a lesser extent, high-frequency Alfvén waves. High-frequency waves produced by MHD turbulence are a promising explanation for the anisotropic heating of minor ions in the solar corona.
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    Publication Date

  • December 31, 2005
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    Pubmed Id

  • 16486367
  • Start Page

  • 265004
  • Volume

  • 95
  • Issue

  • 26