Inferences on Stellar Activity and Stellar Cycles from Asteroseismology

William J. Chaplin*, Sarbani Basu

*Corresponding author for this work

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The solar activity cycle can be studied using many different types of observations, such as counting sunspots, measuring emission in the Ca II H&K lines, magnetograms, radio emissions, etc. One of the more recent ways of studying solar activity is to use the changing properties of solar oscillations. Stellar activity cycles are generally studied using the Ca II lines, or sometimes using photometry. Asteroseismology is potentially an exciting means of studying these cycles. In this article we examine whether or not asteroseismic data can be used for this purpose, and what the asteroseismic signatures of stellar activity are. We also examine how asteroseismology may help in more indirect ways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-456
Number of pages20
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
Early online date4 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Stars: activity
  • Stars: oscillations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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