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Paper: Coronal Loop Seismology: Selective Examples
Volume: 383, Subsurface and Atmospheric Influences on Solar Activity
Page: 266
Authors: De Moortel, I.
Abstract: The idea of exploiting observed oscillations as a diagnostic tool for determining the physical conditions of the coronal plasma was first suggested several decades ago. During the last few years, high quality space-based observations have shown evidence for waves and oscillations in a wide variety of solar structures, such as coronal loops, polar plumes and prominences. In this review, observations of propagating, slow waves and standing, fast modes in the solar corona are summarized and examples are given of how these observations can be used to deduce information about different physical properties of the solar corona. A few suggestions are made as to how the relatively large uncertainties in the derived parameters could be reduced.
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