Magnetic flux tube

Alfvén Mode - Azimuthal Wavenumber n=1,−1 - Broadband


The following films present different perspectives of an "infinite" number of Alfvén waves with azimuthal wavenumber, n=1,−1. The Alfvén waves in y>0 have azimuthal wavenumber, n=1 and the ones in y<0, n=−1.


  • x-axis (red arrow), y-axis (green arrow) and z-axis (blue arrow)

  • Red lines – magnetic field lines

  • Grey surface – slab boundaries

  • White arrows – velocity direction field

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The videos were produced by Ioannis Giagkiozis with VAPOR. VAPOR stands for Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers. It can be downloaded from: