Sound Waves From the Northern Lights. Jada Maxwell. Photo courtesy of Bjorn Jorgensen, 18 January 2005, near Tromsø, Norway http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/images2005/17jan05/Jorgensen1.jpg.
Photo courtesy of Bjorn Jorgensen, 18 January 2005, near Tromsø, Norway
The aurora is created by a chain of events, beginning with energy from the sun.Chain of Events
Image courtesy of Tom Michalikhttp://faculty.rmwc.edu/tmichalik/solarwind.htm
Image courtesy of Minnesota Technologhttp://technolog.it.umn.edu/technolog/novdec97/cover.htm
Illustration by Steele Hill, courtesy of NASAhttp://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/localinfo/steele.html
Image: Fundamentals of Physics, 2005
Particles Spiral Down Field Lines
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Images courtesy of NOAAhttp://sec.noaa.gov/pmap/
Images courtesy of Georgia State Universityhttp://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/tralon.html
Can magnetic waves in the aurorae transform into sound waves?
Gas (atmospheric) Pressure
Beta = β =
Magnetic Field Pressure
β = 1 ?
When β = 1,
β= 1 ?