The stability of magnetohydrostatic atmospheres

A. W. Hood*

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Using the analysis of Schindler et al. (1983) and Hood (1983), the 'local' stability of Zweibel (1981) is extended to include the previously neglected magnetic tension terms. A particular magnetohydrostatic field is shown to be stable if the parameter, 2 βH, is small enough. This is in contradiction to the previous 'local' analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1983


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