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The Nature of High-frequency Oscillations Associated with Short-lived Spicule-type Events

  • Shetye, Juie
  • Verwichte, Erwin
  • Stangalini, Marco
  • Doyle, J. G.
Publication Date
Dec 29, 2021
Submission Date
Dec 29, 2021
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357
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We investigate high resolution spectroscopic and imaging observations from the CRisp Imaging SpectroPolarimeter (CRISP) instrument to study the dynamics of chromospheric spicule type events. It is widely accepted that chromospheric fine structures are waveguides for several types of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) oscillations, which can transport energy from the lower to upper layers of the Sun. We provide a statistical study of 30 high frequency waves associated with spicule type events. These high frequency oscillations have two components of transverse motions: the plane of sky (POS) motion and the line of sight (LOS) motion. We focus on single isolated spicules and track the POS using time distance analysis and in the LOS direction using Doppler information. We use moment analysis to find the relation between the two motions. The composition of these two motions suggests that the wave has a helical structure. The oscillations do not have phase differences between points along the structure. This may be the result of the oscillation being a standing mode, or that propagation is mostly in the perpendicular direction. There is evidence of fast magnetoacoustic wave fronts propagating across these structures. To conclude, we hypothesize that the compression and rarefaction of passing magnetoacoustic waves may influence the appearance of spicule type events, not only by contributing to moving them in and out of the wing of the spectral line but also through the creation of density enhancements and an increase in opacity in the Halpha line.

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