a1 PMOD/WRC, Dorfstr. 33, CH-7260 Davos Dorf, Switzerland
a2 HEPL, Standford University, Stanford CA, U.S.A. email: email@example.com
We present an observational test of the hypothesis that leaking p modes heat the solar chromosphere. The amplitude of the leaking p modes in magneto-acoustic portals is determined using MOTH and MDI data. We simulate the propagation of these modes into the chromosphere to determine the height where the wave energy is dissipated by shock waves. A statistical approach is then used to check if this heating process could account for the observed variability of the intensity in the Lyman-α emission.