The Internal Solar Angular Velocity

Theory, Observations and Relationship to Solar Magnetic Fields

  • Bernard R. Durney
  • Sabatino Sofia

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 137)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Ian W. Roxburgh
      Pages 1-5
  3. Observations

    1. Timothy M. Brown, Cherilynn A. Morrow
      Pages 7-17
    2. T. L. Duvall Jr., J. W. Harvey, M. A. Pomerantz
      Pages 19-22
    3. Robert F. Howard
      Pages 23-26
    4. Juri Toomre, John E. Hart, Gary A. Glatzmaier
      Pages 27-44
    5. Ken G. Libbrecht
      Pages 59-62
    6. E. J. Pilger
      Pages 63-67
    7. Edward J. Rhodes Jr., Alessandro Cacciani, Steven Tomczyk
      Pages 69-74
    8. Edward J. Rhodes Jr., Alessandro Cacciani, Martin Woodard, Steven Tomczyk, Sylvain Korzennik, Roger K. Ulrich
      Pages 75-82
    9. I. Tuominen, H. Virtanen
      Pages 83-88
  4. Theory: Normal Modes of Oscillations

  5. Theory: Radiative Zone

  6. Theory: Convective Zone

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 371-374

About this book


It is clear that the discovery of solar eigenmodes and the resulting possibility of probing the solar interior is an event of primary importance for solar physics in general and for theories of the inner solar angular velocity in particular. While these theories are basic for the understanding of the solar spin down, differential rotation, dynamo and activity, they are however, extremely complex, and in all likelihood only limited further progress could have been achieved without the guidance of observations. Until recently and in spite of the scant observational basis the theoretical work has moved forward as the perusal of this book shows. There cannot be any doubt, however, that the present, rapidly expanding, worldwide observational program will lead ultimately to a vigorous theoretical development of the field. It appeared to the organizers that a meeting centered on theories of the inner solar angular velocity, comprising presentations of the main research areas by the involved scientists, would significantly foster this development since it would help to clarify the basic ideas of the subject. The meeting, held at the National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak, from August 11 to August 14, was the eighth in a series of summer symposia at Sacramento Peak. The unqualified success of the meeting could not have been possible without the unlim­ ited devotion of the staff at Sacramento Peak, Ray Smartt, Frank and Pat Hegwer, Ramona Elrod in particular.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard R. Durney
    • 1
  • Sabatino Sofia
    • 2
  1. 1.National Optical Astronomy ObservatoriesTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Yale University ObservatoryNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8233-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3903-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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