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3D WKB solution for fast magnetoacoustic wave behaviour within a separatrix dome containing a coronal null point

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3D WKB solution for fast magnetoacoustic wave behaviour within a separatrix dome containing a coronal null point. / McLaughlin, James A; Thurgood, Jonathan O; Botha, Gert J J; Wiggs, Joshua A.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 484, No. 1, 21.03.2019, p. 1390-1400.

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McLaughlin, JA, Thurgood, JO, Botha, GJJ & Wiggs, JA 2019, '3D WKB solution for fast magnetoacoustic wave behaviour within a separatrix dome containing a coronal null point', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 484, no. 1, pp. 1390-1400. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz085

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McLaughlin, J. A., Thurgood, J. O., Botha, G. J. J., & Wiggs, J. A. (2019). 3D WKB solution for fast magnetoacoustic wave behaviour within a separatrix dome containing a coronal null point. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484(1), 1390-1400. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz085

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McLaughlin JA, Thurgood JO, Botha GJJ, Wiggs JA. 3D WKB solution for fast magnetoacoustic wave behaviour within a separatrix dome containing a coronal null point. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2019 Mar 21;484(1):1390-1400. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz085

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McLaughlin, James A ; Thurgood, Jonathan O ; Botha, Gert J J ; Wiggs, Joshua A. / 3D WKB solution for fast magnetoacoustic wave behaviour within a separatrix dome containing a coronal null point. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2019 ; Vol. 484, No. 1. pp. 1390-1400.

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