AOGS 2019 (28 Jul – 02 Aug, Singapore): Call for abstracts for Session ST06: Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in Solar Magnetic Structures: Seismology and Heating

November 29, 2018, from Bo Li

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to Session ST06: Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in Solar Magnetic Structures: Seismology and Heating, which is part of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society to be held from 28 Jul to 02 Aug, 2019 in Singapore.

Please note that the deadline for Abstract Submission is 12 Feb 2019, and submission can be made at the portal

Session Description:

Theoretical ideas that MHD waves and oscillations must occur in the structured solar atmosphere have been around for more than 50 years but the year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the first unequivocal reports of oscillations in solar coronal loops by TRACE. With the advent of modern instruments with ever increasing spatial and temporal resolutions, MHD waves and oscillations have been abundantly identified throughout the solar atmosphere and across nearly the entire spectrum of the MHD force operator. When used in seismological context, whereby parameters of plasmas can be deduced from the properties of oscillations and waves, such observations offer an exciting opportunity to probe the dynamics and energetics of solar magnetic structures. In addition, waves have been shown to carry an energy flux density sufficient for heating a large variety of atmospheric structures before being damped, thereby providing further impetus to the idea of wave heating.

This session aims to provide a forum to discuss the latest observations, theories, and numerical models of MHD waves in the structured solar atmosphere. Of particular interest will be the contributions that address how MHD waves can be placed in the context of seismology and atmospheric heating, and how the field can benefit from the availability of new data from, say, the Parker solar probe and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

Dr Dipankar Banerjee (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India),
Prof Marcel Goossens (KU Leuven, Belgium),
Dr Rekha Jain (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom),
Dr Bo Li (Shandong University, China),
Dr Takaaki Yokoyama (University of Tokyo, Japan),

For more information, please contact Bo Li at

Many thanks from the conveners.