Vol. 9 (2012) > lrsp-2012-2

doi: 10.12942/lrsp-2012-2
Living Rev. Solar Phys. 9 (2012), 2

Prominence Oscillations

1 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), c/ Via Lactea s/n, E-38205 La Laguna (Tenerife), Spain
2 Departament de Física, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
3 Departament de Física, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

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Article Abstract

Prominences are intriguing, but poorly understood, magnetic structures of the solar corona. The dynamics of solar prominences has been the subject of a large number of studies, and of particular interest is the study of prominence oscillations. Ground- and space-based observations have confirmed the presence of oscillatory motions in prominences and they have been interpreted in terms of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves. This interpretation opens the door to perform prominence seismology, whose main aim is to determine physical parameters in magnetic and plasma structures (prominences) that are difficult to measure by direct means. Here, we review the observational information gathered about prominence oscillations as well as the theoretical models developed to interpret small amplitude oscillations and their temporal and spatial attenuation. Finally, several prominence seismology applications are presented.

Keywords: Oscillations, Seismology, Prominences

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrsp-2012-2
Title Prominence Oscillations
Author Iñigo Arregui / Ramón Oliver / José Luis Ballester
Date accepted 10 February 2012, published 5 April 2012
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