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International Online Team "Effects of Coronal Heating/Cooling on MHD Waves"


This series of international online seminars are organised and successfully run for the brainstorming of the effects of solar atmospheric heating/cooling processes and their perturbed equilibrium on the dynamics and stability of MHD waves, the interest to which persistently grows over the last years. The webinars are usually held every fortnight (once a month since Autumn 2022) and open for everyone interested in this business, including early career researchers and students. With the main scope of these meetings being to initiate the discussion (not just presenting!), it runs in a very loose format, with active interruptions, exchange of thoughts and ideas, itchy questions and suggestions. The information about the next meeting and the list of past meetings and the specific research topics discussed can be found below. For more details (or joining this activity), please contact Dmitrii Kolotkov (

Schedule for Autumn term 2023

Date: 27 September 2023, 14:00 GMT+1

Topic to discuss: "FIP effect and MHD waves"

Led by: Martin Laming (Space Science Division Naval Research Laboratory)
Date: 25 October 2023, 11:00 GMT+1

Topic to discuss: "Negative energy waves"

Led by: Michael Ruderman (University of Sheffield)
Date: 30 November 2023, 14:00 GMT

Topic to discuss: "Morphology and effects of waves in planet atmospheres"

Led by: Ingo Mueller-Wodarg (Imperial College London)
Date: 15 December 2023, 14:00 GMT

Topic to discuss: "Small-scale loop systems in the quiet Sun and their related transient activity"

Led by: Maria Madjarska (Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research)

    Date: 29 June 2023
    Topic: "Contribution of phase-mixing of MHD waves in coronal heating"
    Led by: Paolo Pagano (University of Palermo)

    Date: 24 May 2023
    Topic: "Saturation of thermal instability"
    Led by: Tim Waters (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

    Date: 28 April 2023
    Topic: "Diagnosing the coronal heating mechanisms using microwave observations with the Siberian Radioheliograph"
    Led by: Alexey Kuznetsov (Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics)

    Date: 29 March 2023

    Topic: "Bayesian analysis for non-adiabatic coronal seismology"

    Led by: Inigo Arregui (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)

    Date: 22 February 2023

    Topic: "Thermal conduction and non-local transport from laser-plasma experiments"

    Led by: Tony Arber (University of Warwick)

    Date: 25 January 2023

    Topic: "Damping of slow magnetoacoustic waves"

    Led by: Sergei Derteev (Kalmyk State University)

    Date: 12 December 2022

    Topic: "If coronal loops are hot, they have flows on the order of the sound speed"

    Led by: Hugh Hudson (University of Glasgow)

    Date: 14 November 2022

    Topic: "Slow waves in coronal loops, plasma heating and nanoflares"

    Led by: Fanxiaoyu Xia (Purple Mountain Observatory), Tongjiang Wang (NASA), Yang Su (Purple Mountain Observatory)

    Date: 17 October 2022

    Topic: "T.N.E. it's dynamite"

    Led by: Ramon Oliver (University of the Balearic Islands)

    Date: 19 September 2022

    Topic: "Thermally enhanced tearing in solar current sheets: Explosive reconnection with plasmoid-trapped condensations"

    Led by: Samrat Sen (KU Leuven)

    Date: 14 June 2022

    Topic: "Probing the impulsive heating by QPP observations and modelling"

    Led by: Fabio Reale (Palermo, Italy)

    Date: 24 May 2022

    Topic: "Asteroseismology: constraining the stellar structure, including non-adiabatic effects"

    Led by: Martin Farnir (University of Warwick, UK)

    Date: 10 May 2022

    Topic: "Prominences in stellar atmospheres"

    Led by: Moira Jardine (University of St Andrews, UK)

    Date: 26 April 2022

    Topic: "Post-flare coronal rain. Part 2"

    Led by: Wenzhi Ruan (KU Leuven, Belgium)

    Date: 15 March 2022

    Topic: "Post-flare coronal rain. Part 1"

    Led by: Wenzhi Ruan (KU Leuven, Belgium)

    Date: 1 March 2022

    Topic: "Oscillatory reconnection in a hot coronal plasma with anisotropic thermal conduction"

    Led by: Kostas Karampelas (Northumbria University, UK)

    Date: 15 February 2022

    Topic: "On a collective nature of plasma density perturbations by nonlinear torsional Alfven waves"

    Led by: Sergey Belov (Samara National Research University, Russia)

    Date: 1 February 2022

    Topic: "Effects of local radiation properties of the coronal plasma on the damping of magnetoacoustic waves"

    Led by: Sergey Derteev (Kalmyk State University, Russia)

    Date: 14 December 2021

    Topic: "The role of heating/cooling misbalance and non-ideal effects on the phase shift in slow waves"

    Led by: Abhinav Prasad (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India)

    Date: 30 November 2021

    Topic: "Long-period oscillations detected from active region SDO/HMI magnetograms"

    Led by: Bidzina Shergelashvili (Graz, Austria)

    Date: 16 November 2021

    Topic: "AMRVAC simulations of quasi-periodic trains of slow magnetoacoustic shocks"

    Led by: Norbert Magyar (KU Leuven, Belgium)

    Date: 2 November 2021

    Topic: "Dynamics of fast and slow magnetoacoustic waves in plasma slabs with thermal misbalance"

    Led by: Sergey Belov (Samara National Research University, Russia)

    Date: 19 October 2021

    Topic: "Standing slow magnetoacoustic waves in stellar coronal loops"

    Led by: Daye Lim (Kyuong Hee University, Korea)

    Date: 4 October 2021

    Topic: "Propagating slow magnetoacoustic waves in multi-thermal coronal loops (Part 2)"

    Led by: Tim Duckenfield (KU Leuven, Belgium)

    Date: 13 September 2021

    Topic: "Propagating slow magnetoacoustic waves in multi-thermal coronal loops (Part 1)"

    Led by: Tim Duckenfield (KU Leuven, Belgium)

    Date: 16 July 2021

    Topic: "Magnetoacoustic waves and heating in the lower solar atmosphere"

    Led by: Robert Niedziela (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland)

    Date: 2 July 2021

    Topic: "Nonlinear Alfven waves and Alfvenic wind"

    Led by: Sergey Belov (Samara National Research University, Russia)

    Date: 11 June 2021

    Topic: "Effects of radiative cooling on coronal kink oscillations"

    Led by: Daria Shukhobodskaia (Sheffield/Warwick, UK)

    Date: 28 May 2021

    Topic: "Thermal instability vs. Thermal non-equilibrium. Part 2"

    Led by: Patrick Antolin (Northumbria University, UK)

    Date: 13 May 2021

    Topic: "Thermal instability vs. Thermal non-equilibrium. Part 1"

    Led by: Patrick Antolin (Northumbria University, UK)

    Date: 28 April 2021

    Topic: "Negative energy waves with radiative cooling"

    Led by: Soheil Vasheghani Farahani (Tafresh University, Iran)

    Date: 14 April 2021

    Topic: "Alfven waves in a plasma with thermal misbalance"

    Led by: Sergey Belov (Samara National Research University, Russia)

    Date: 26 March 2021

    Topic: "Thermal effects and waves in a gravitationally stratified plasma"

    Led by: Dmitrii Riashchikov (Samara National Research University, Russia) & Kris Murawskii (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland)

    Date: 10 March 2021

    Topic: "Mixed properties of slow magnetoacoustic and entropy waves in the coronal plasma with heating/cooling misbalance"

    Led by: Dmitrii Zavershinskii (Samara National Research University, Russia)

    Date: 1 March 2021

    Topic: "Effects of the heat balance on the structural stability of current sheets. Part 2"

    Led by: Leonid Ledentsov (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Russia)

    Date: 22 February 2021

    Topic: "Effects of the heat balance on the structural stability of current sheets. Part 1"

    Led by: Leonid Ledentsov (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Russia)

    Date: 17 February 2021

    Topic: Induction meeting

    Led by: Dmitrii Kolotkov (University of Warwick, UK)

    1. Hudson, Mulay, Fletcher, et al., "Fast prograde coronal flows in solar active regions", 2022MNRAS.515L..84H
    2. Sen, Keppens, "Thermally enhanced tearing in solar current sheets: explosive reconnection with plasmoid-trapped condensations", 2022arXiv220804355S
    3. Xia, Wang, Su, et al., "Plasma Heating and Nanoflare Caused by Slow-mode Wave in a Coronal Loop", 2022ApJ...936L..13X
    4. Agapova, Belov, Molevich, Zavershinskii, "Dynamics of fast and slow magnetoacoustic waves in plasma slabs with thermal misbalance", 2022MNRAS.514.5941A
    5. Belov, Vasheghani Farahani, Molevich, "Propagating torsional Alfvén waves in thermally active solar plasma", 2022arXiv220709877B
    6. Kolotkov, Nakariakov, "A new look at the frequency-dependent damping of slow-mode waves in the solar corona", 2022MNRAS.514L..51K
    7. Antolin, Froment, "Multi-Scale Variability of Coronal Loops Set by Thermal Non-Equilibrium and Instability as a Probe for Coronal Heating", 2022FrASS...920116A
    8. Prasad, Srivastava, Wang, Sangal, "Role of Non-Ideal Dissipation with Heating-Cooling Misbalance on the Phase Shifts of Standing Slow Magnetohydrodynamic Waves", 2022SoPh..297....5P
    9. Kolotkov, Zavershinskii, Nakariakov, "The solar corona as an active medium for magnetoacoustic waves", 2021PPCF...63l4008K
    10. González-Avilés, Murawski, Srivastava, Zaqarashvili, González-Esparza, "Numerical simulations of macrospicule jets under energy imbalance conditions in the solar atmosphere", 2021MNRAS.505...50G
    11. Zavershinskii, Kolotkov, Riashchikov, Molevich, "Mixed Properties of Slow Magnetoacoustic and Entropy
      Waves in a Plasma with Heating/Cooling Misbalance", 2021SoPh..296...96Z
    12. Belov, Vasheghani Farahani, Molevich, Zavershinskii, "Longitudinal Plasma Motions Generated by Shear Alfvén Waves in Plasma with Thermal Misbalance", 2021SoPh..296...98B
    13. Prasad, Srivastava, Wang, "Effect of Thermal Conductivity, Compressive Viscosity and Radiative Cooling on the Phase Shift of Propagating Slow Waves with and Without Heating–Cooling Imbalance", 2021SoPh..296..105P
    14. Prasad, Srivastava, Wang, "Role of Compressive Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity on the Damping of Slow Waves in Coronal Loops with and Without Heating-Cooling Imbalance", 2021SoPh..296...20P
    15. Duckenfield, Kolotkov, Nakariakov, "The effect of the magnetic field on the damping of slow waves in the solar corona", 2021A&A...646A.155D
    16. Prasad & Van Doorsselaere, "Compressive Oscillations in Hot Coronal Loops: Are Sloshing Oscillations and Standing Slow Waves Independent?", 2021ApJ...914...81P
    17. Shukhobodskaia, Shukhobodskiy, Nelson, Ruderman, Erdélyi, "Significance of Cooling Effect On Comprehension of Kink Oscillations of Coronal Loops", 2021FrASS...7..106S
    18. Ledentsov, "Thermal Trigger for Solar Flares I: Fragmentation of the Preflare Current Layer", 2021SoPh..296...74L
    19. Ledentsov, "Thermal Trigger for Solar Flares II: Effect of the Guide Magnetic Field", 2021SoPh..296...93L
    20. Wang et al., "Slow-Mode Magnetoacoustic Waves in Coronal Loops", 2021SSRv..217...34W
    21. Van Doorsselaere et al., "Coronal Heating by MHD Waves", 2020SSRv..216..140V
    22. Kolotkov, Duckenfield, Nakariakov, "Seismological constraints on the solar coronal heating function", 2020A&A...644A..33K
    23. Nakariakov & Kolotkov, "Magnetohydrodynamic Waves in the Solar Corona", 2020ARA&A..58..441N
    24. Belov, Molevich, Zavershinskii, "Thermal Misbalance Influence on the Nonlinear Shear Alfvén Waves Under Solar Atmosphere Conditions", 2020SoPh..295..160B
    25. Antolin, "Thermal instability and non-equilibrium in solar coronal loops: from coronal rain to long-period intensity pulsations", 2020PPCF...62a4016A
    26. Claes & Keppens, "Thermal stability of magnetohydrodynamic modes in homogeneous plasmas", 2019A&A...624A..96C
    27. Zavershinskii, Kolotkov, Nakariakov, Molevich, Ryashchikov, "Formation of quasi-periodic slow magnetoacoustic wave trains by the heating/cooling misbalance", 2019PhPl...26h2113Z
    28. Kolotkov, Nakariakov, Zavershinskii, "Damping of slow magnetoacoustic oscillations by the misbalance between heating and cooling processes in the solar corona", 2019A&A...628A.133K
    29. Nakariakov, Kosak, Kolotkov, Anfinogentov, Kumar, "Properties of Slow Magnetoacoustic Oscillations of Solar Coronal Loops by Multi-instrumental Observations", 2019ApJ...874L...1N
    30. Wang, Ofman, Sun, Solanki, Davila, "Effect of Transport Coefficients on Excitation of Flare-induced Standing Slow-mode Waves in Coronal Loops", 2018ApJ...860..107W
    31. Nakariakov, Afanasyev, Kumar, Moon, "Effect of Local Thermal Equilibrium Misbalance on Long-wavelength Slow Magnetoacoustic Waves", 2017ApJ...849...62N

    Team members

    1. Chair: Kolotkov, Dmitrii (University of Warwick, UK)
    2. Antolin, Patrick (Northumbria University, UK)
    3. Agapova, Daria (Samara National Research University, Russia)
    4. Arber, Tony (University of Warwick, UK)
    5. Arregui, Inigo (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain)
    6. Belov, Sergey (Samara National Research University, Russia)
    7. Bezrukovs, Vladislavs (Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre, Latvia)
    8. Derteev, Sergey (Kalmyk State University, Russia)
    9. Doyle, Gerry (Armagh Observatory, UK)
    10. Duckenfield, Tim (Northumbria University, UK)
    11. Fihosy, Joseph (Oxford University, UK)
    12. Goffrey, Tom (University of Warwick, UK)
    13. Hudson, Hugh (University of Glasgow, UK)
    14. Karampelas, Kostas (Northumbria University, UK)
    15. Ledentsov, Leonid (Moscow State University, Russia)
    16. Lim, Daye (Kyuong Hee University, Korea)
    17. Magyar, Norbert (KU Leuven, Belgium)
    18. Mahapatra, Jagannath (Institute for Plasma Research, India)
    19. Mathioudakis, Mihalis (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
    20. Meadowcroft, Rebecca (University of Warwick, UK)
    21. Molevich, Nonna (Samara National Research University, Russia)
    22. Mikhalyaev, Badma (Kalmyk State University, Russia)
    23. Murawski, Kris (UMCS, Poland)
    24. Oliver, Ramon (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
    25. Proga, Daniel (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
    26. Nakariakov, Valery (University of Warwick, UK)
    27. Niedziela, Robert (UMCS, Poland)
    28. Nistico, Giuseppe (Calabria, Italy)
    29. Pelekhata, Mariia (UMCS, Poland)
    30. Perelomova, Anna (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
    31. Prasad, Abhinav (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India)
    32. Krishna Prasad, Sayamanthula (Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, India)
    33. Reale, Fabio (Palermo, Italy)
    34. Riashchikov, Dmitrii (Samara National Research University, Russia)
    35. Sangal, Kartika (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India)
    36. Shergelashvili, Bidzina (Graz, Austria)
    37. Shukhobodskaia, Daria (Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium)
    38. Shukhobodskiy, Alexander (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
    39. Srivastava, Abhishek (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India)
    40. Vasheghani Farahani, Soheil (Tafresh University, Iran)
    41. Wang, Tongjiang (NASA GSFC, USA)
    42. Waters, Tim (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
    43. Zavershinskii, Dmitrii (Samara National Research University, Russia)
    44. Zhong, Sihui (University of Warwick, UK)