Seismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars

  • D. O. Gough

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 169)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Juri Toomre
    Pages 1-22
  3. J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
    Pages 23-53
  4. Harald M. Henning, Philip H. Scherrer
    Pages 55-62
  5. Søren Frandsen
    Pages 73-80
  6. F.-L. Deubner
    Pages 83-84
  7. Frank Hill, Deborah A. Haber, Juri Toomre, Laurence J. November
    Pages 85-92
  8. Philip H. Scherrer, Richard Bogart, J. Todd Hoeksema, Hirokazu Yoshimura
    Pages 93-102
  9. T. L. Duvall Jr., J. W. Harvey
    Pages 105-116
  10. Philip H. Scherrer
    Pages 117-120
  11. Ian W. Roxburgh
    Pages 121-123
  12. D. O. Gough
    Pages 125-140
  13. H. B. van der Raay, P. L. Palle, T. Roca Cortez
    Pages 215-221
  14. Pierre Connes
    Pages 229-235
  15. Philip R. Goode
    Pages 237-241
  16. M. Gabriel, F. Nemry
    Pages 243-247
  17. Ian W Roxburgh
    Pages 249-252
  18. N. O. Weiss
    Pages 253-256
  19. W. A. Dziembowski, L. Paternò, R. Ventura
    Pages 257-263
  20. I. W. Roxburgh
    Pages 265-269
  21. W. A. Dziembowski, L. Paternò, R. Ventura
    Pages 271-274
  22. W. Däppen, D. O. Gough
    Pages 275-280
  23. L. M. B. C. Campos, J. C. G. C. Leitão
    Pages 281-292
  24. L. M. B. C. Campos
    Pages 293-301
  25. Martin F. Woodard, Robert W. Noyes
    Pages 303-304
  26. Philippe Delache
    Pages 305-308
  27. Edward J. Rhodes Jr, Alessandro Cacciani, Steven Tomczyk, Roger K. Ulrich
    Pages 309-332
  28. H. B. Van Der Raay, P. L. Palle, T. Roca Cortes
    Pages 333-337
  29. D. G. Eccles, Y. Elsworth, H. B. Van Der Raay, P. L. Palle, T. Roca Cortes
    Pages 343-345
  30. H. R. Butcher, T. R. Hicks
    Pages 347-357
  31. Edward J. Rhodes Jr., Alessandro Cacciani, Steven Tomczyk
    Pages 359-375
  32. K. A. R. B. Pietraszewski, N. K. Reay, J. Ring
    Pages 377-389
  33. K. A. R. B. Pietraszewski, J. Ring, A. K. Forrest
    Pages 391-402
  34. Pierre Connes
    Pages 403-404
  35. E. Fossat, B. Gelly, G. Grec
    Pages 405-416
  36. W. Dziembowski, Philip R. Goode
    Pages 441-451
  37. Darragh O’Donoghue
    Pages 467-472

About this book


The history of modern helioseismology is only ten years old. In 1975 F-L Deubner separated for the first time the spatial and temporal pro­ perties of the solar five-minute oscillations, and was thus able to measure the dispersion relation for high-degree acoustic modes (p modes). The diagnostic value of these observations was appreciated immediately. Indeed, by comparing the observed relation with computations that had already been carried out by R.K. Ulrich, and subsequently by H. Ando and Y. Osaki, it was recognised that contemporary solar models that had been constructed with the low observed neutrino flux in mind were too hot in their outer layers. Moreover, their convection zones were too shallow. Since that time the observations have improved. There is now good reason to suppose that a sufficiently careful analysis will lead to a direct determination of the helium abundance in the solar convection zone, especially when foreseeable further improvements in the observations have been achieved. The data will also provide useful diagnostics of the uncertain equation of state of partially ionized plasmas, and they might also enable us to measure the large-scale structure of the convec­ tive flow.


Sunspot asteroseismology seismology seismometer solar sun

Editors and affiliations

  • D. O. Gough
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Astronomy and Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8547-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4608-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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