Rotation of the solar radiative interior from 0.5 solar radii to the core

RA Garcia, T Corbard, William Chaplin, S Couvidat, A Eff-Darwich, SJ Jimenez-Reyes, SG Korzennik, J Ballot, L Boumier, E Fossat, CJ Henney, R Howe, M Lazrek, J Leibacher, PL Palle, S Turck-Chieze

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In the modern era of helioseismology we have a wealth of high-quality data available, e.g., more than 6 years of data collected by the various instruments on board the SOHO mission, and an even more extensive ground-based set of observations covering a full solar cycle. Thanks to this effort a detailed picture of the internal rotation of the Sun has been constructed. In this paper we present some of the actions that should be done to improve our knowledge of the inner rotation profile discussed during the workshop organized at Saclay on June 2003 on this topic. In particular we will concentrate on the extraction of the rotational frequency splittings of low- and medium-degree modes and their influence on the rotation of deeper layers. Furthermore, for the first time a full set of individual |m|-component rotational splittings is computed for modes l less than or equal to 4 and 1 <ν <2 mHz, opening new studies on the latitudinal dependence of the rotation rate in the radiative interior. It will also be shown that these splittings have the footprints of the differential rotation of the convective zone which can be extremely useful to study the differential rotation of other stars where only these low- degree modes will be available.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-285
Number of pages17
JournalSolar Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


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