magnetohydrodynamic wave

magnetohydrodynamic wave

[mag¦nēd·ō‚hī·drə·dī′nam·ik ′wāv]
(physics)
Wave motion in an electrically conducting fluid, such as plasma or liquid metal, in a strong magnetic field at a frequency much less than that of the ion cyclotron frequency. Also known as hydromagnetic wave.
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Seventeen opening papers address eclipse-related issues of solar system physics, including eclipses and planetary transits, mass determination of small solar system bodies with ground-based observation, damping of magnetohydrodynamic waves as a heating mechanism of solar corona, coronal heating and acceleration of the solar wind.