Accession Number : AD0703737

Title :   INSTABILITY OF MAGNETOHYDROSTATIC ATMOSPHERES FROM MAGNETIC BOUYANCY,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : Gilman,Peter A.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Parker (1955) introduced 'magnetic buoyancy' as a possible mechanism for sunspot formation. In this paper, it is shown how magnetic buoyancy can cause instability in horizontally uniform magnetohydrostatic atmospheres. The neutral oscillations in such an atmosphere are examined.

Descriptors :   (*STARS, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), (*SUNSPOTS, THEORY), SOLAR DISTURBANCES, DOPPLER EFFECT, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ROTATION, GRAVITY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE