The Navier-Stokes Equations and Their Solution: Convection and Oscillation Excitation

  • Mark Peter Rast
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 259)


These lectures address only select topics in solar convection and the excitation of solar acoustic oscillations. We thus invoke the von der Lühe (1999) disclaimer, “I am presenting a very personal view and so am excused from any incompleteness,” and proceed with caution. The topics to be discussed include the Navier-Stokes equations describing nonmagnetized fluid motion and their numerical solution, the effects of hydrogen ionization on compressible convective flow-dynamics and heat transport, and the role of downflow plumes in acoustic excitation and their signature in helioseismic spectra.


Truncation Error Taylor Series Expansion Courant Number Convective Flux Acoustic Excitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Peter Rast
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  1. 1.High Altitude ObservatoryNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

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