Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 June 2002
The nonlinear dynamics of resonant slow MHD waves in weakly dissipative plasmas is investigated in cylindrical geometry with a twisted equilibrium magnetic field. Linear theory has shown that the wave motion is governed by conservation laws and jump conditions across the resonant surface considered as a singularity – first derived in linear ideal MHD theory by Sakurai, Goossens and Hollweg [Solar Phys.133, 227 (1991)]. By means of the simplified method of matched asymptotic expansions, we obtain the generalized connection formulae for the variables across the dissipative layer, and we derive a non-homogeneous nonlinear partial differential equation for the wave dynamics in the dissipative layer.
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