Local Helioseismology Analyses with Hinode/SOT Datasets

  • Kaori Nagashima
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 449)


The solar internal structure and dynamics have been probed by examining the oscillations of the Sun, or by “listening to the Sun”; helioseismology provides us with unique tools for these analyses. Starting from a brief introduction on local helioseismology, in this article I will describe what were our goals and what has been achieved, in learning from the local helioseismology analyses using observations by the Solar Optical Telescope aboard Hinode. This includes the detection of helioseismic signatures of flows in the solar atmosphere, study of supergranular cell structures in the solar polar regions, and sunspot seismology.


Sun: helioseismology Sun: oscillations 



I thank Aaron C. Birch, Hannah Schunker, Takashi Sekii, and Masahito Kubo for useful comments on this article. Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in cooperation with ESA and NSC (Norway). I would like to thank Editage ( for English language editing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für SonnensystemforschungGöttingenGermany

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