Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in the Solar Corona in the Era of Data-Intensive Observations

Topic: Solar Physics

Session Title: Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in the Solar Corona in the Era of Data-Intensive Observations

Description: Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves ubiquitously observed in the Sun’s corona attract growing attention as a reliable and widely used diagnostic probe of the coronal plasma, and in the context of the enigmatic coronal heating problem. With the fleet of recently launched (e.g. SolO, PSP, ASO-S, SUTRI) and upcoming (e.g. Aditya, Proba-3) missions, providing data-intensive observations with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity across the electromagnetic spectrum and temperature range, studies of solar coronal MHD waves have gained significant momentum and have allowed for a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of their origin, excitation and dissipation mechanisms, mode coupling, energy transfer, role in the coronal energy balance and onset of rapid energy releases such as flares. On the other hand, recent results of coronal wave studies indicated important challenges, both in the analysis of huge data sets and the design and validation of theoretical models, which require urgent attention.


Dmitrii Kolotkov (Warwick)
James McLaughlin (Northumbria)
Anne-Marie Broomhall (Warwick)
Rahul Sharma (Northumbria)


Session 1: Friday 19th July, 09:00 – 11:00