Advances in Helio- and Asteroseismology

Proceedings of the 123th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Aarhus, Denmark, July 7–11, 1986

  • Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
  • Søren Frandsen
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
      Pages 3-19
  3. Observations of Solar Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. B. Gelly, E. Fossat, G. Grec, M. Pomerantz
      Pages 21-23
    3. S. M. Jefferies, C. P. McLeod, H. B. van der Raay, P. L. Palle, T. Roca Cortés
      Pages 25-28
    4. Harald M. Henning, Philip H. Scherrer
      Pages 29-32
    5. T. L. Duvall Jr., J. W. Harvey, M. A. Pomerantz
      Pages 37-40
    6. Edward J. Rhodes Jr., Alessandro Cacciani, Martin Woodard, Steven Tomczyk, Sylvain Korzennik, Roger K. Ulrich
      Pages 41-44
    7. Frank Hill, Douglas Gough, Juri Toomre, Deborah A. Haber
      Pages 45-48
    8. G. R. Isaak, C. P. McLeod, H. B. van der Raay, P. L. Palle, T. Roca Cortes
      Pages 53-57
    9. Deborah A. Haber, Juri Toomre, Frank Hill
      Pages 59-62
    10. J. R. Kuhn, C. M. O’Neill, L. B. Gilliam
      Pages 63-65
    11. B. N. Andersen, V. Domingo
      Pages 67-69
    12. A. Jiménez, P. L. Pallé, F. Pérez Hernández, C. Régulo, T. Roca Cortés, V. Domingo et al.
      Pages 71-74
    13. P. L. Pallé, T. Roca Cortés
      Pages 75-78
    14. P. L. Pallé, T. Roca Cortés
      Pages 79-82
  4. Theory of Solar Oscillations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. P. Demarque, D. B. Guenther
      Pages 91-94
    3. W. Dziembowski, A. Kosovichev, M. Kozlowski
      Pages 117-117
    4. Gabrielle Berthomieu, Janine Provost
      Pages 121-124
    5. J. Perdang
      Pages 125-128
    6. W. Jeffrey, R. Rosner
      Pages 129-132
    7. Hiromoto Shibahashi
      Pages 133-136
    8. M. A. Brodsky, S. V. Vorontsov
      Pages 137-140
    9. D. O. Gough, M. J. Thompson
      Pages 155-160
    10. W R Campbell, B Roberts
      Pages 161-165
    11. W. Dziembowski, Philip R. Goode
      Pages 171-174
    12. John H. Thomas, Bruce W. Lites, Toufik E. Abdelatif
      Pages 181-182
    13. H. Balthasar, E. Fangmeier, G. Küveler, E. Wiehr
      Pages 183-186
  5. Longterm Variations in the Sun

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Martin F. Woodard, Robert W. Noyes
      Pages 197-200
    3. G. R. Isaak, S. M. Jefferies, C. P. McLeod, R. New, H. B. van der Raay, P. L. Palle et al.
      Pages 201-204

About these proceedings


Helio- and asteroseismology study the interior of the Sun and other stars, by means of observations of oscillations on their surfaces. The last 10 years in the study of the solar interior, to a has witnessed a very rapid evolution point where we can now contemplate investigating the physical state of matter, or the details of rotation and other large-scale motion, in the Sun. The stellar studies are in some respects at the point of the solar studies 10 years ago, but appear poised to take off. Thus the time was deemed ripe for lAO Symposium No 123, to assess the present status of this work, and plan for its future development. Apart from the seismic data, few observations are available to provide information about stellar interiors. Detailed studies, by spectral analysis, can be made of stellar surface properties, including atmospheric temperature and chemical composition. However, the stellar radiative spectrum is almost entirely fixed by the mass, luminosity, radius and surface rotation of the star, and contains essentially no other information about the interior. An important test of stellar evolution theory is provided by observations of stel­ lar clusters, whose members can reasonably be assumed to have the same age and chemical composition. The location of such stars in a HR diagram, where luminosity is plotted against the effective temperature, can roughly be understood in terms of stellar evolution calculations.


Main sequence Photosphere Planet Solar Sun Sunspot asteroseismology astrophysics helioseismology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
    • 1
  • Søren Frandsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-2615-5
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