Resonant acoustic waves in a stratified atmosphere

Y. Taroyan*, R. Erdélyi

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The upward propagation of linear acoustic waves in a gravitationally stratified atmosphere is studied. The wave motion is governed by the Klein-Gordon equation which contains a cut-off frequency introduced by stratification. The acoustic cut-off may act as a potential barrier when the temperature decreases with height. It is shown that waves trapped below the barrier could be subject to a resonance which extends into the entire unbounded atmosphere. The parameter space characterizing the resonance is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS247
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


  • Hydrodynamics
  • Sun: atmosphere
  • Sun: chromosphere
  • Sun: Corona
  • Sun: oscillations
  • Sun: photosphere
  • Waves


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