Abstract


  MHD WAVES: REALISTIC MODELLING IN ACTIVE REGIONS, CORONAL LOOPS, AND PROMINENCES

  L. Ofman, Catholic University of America/NASA GSFC, ofman@cua.edu

Recent advances in high resolution/high cadence space based EUV imaging and spectroscopic observations of the solar atmosphere with SDO/AIA, Hinode, and IRIS satellites provide ample evidence of small-scale waves and flows in magnetic structures. These observations motivate the development of advanced 3D MHD modeling of the waves and related flows. I will present the results of MHD models of transverse and longitudinal waves and associated flows in realistic coronal active region loops, oscillations of heavy and cool chromospheric material in prominences, and super-fast magnetosonic waves associated with flares, that may contribute to the acceleration of the solar wind. I will discuss the impact of the modeling on improved analysis of observations, advanced magneto-seismology, and coronal heating.