Helioseismology - a clear view of the interior

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Abstract

Helioseismology is a very powerful tool that allows us to explore the interior of the Sun. Here we give particular emphasis to the justification for the likely location of the zone that is most sensitive to cycle-related changes. For the low degree modes we find that more than one timescale for changes in the oscillations is discovered. We also note the successive cycles have differing sensitivities to the activity. We end with a warning of the risk of being misled with short datasets such as are seen with stellar data.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume7
Issue numberS286
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011
EventProceedings of the International Astronomical Union - Symposium S286 Comparative Magnetic Minima: Characterizing quiet times in the Sun and Stars - Mendoza, Argentina
Duration: 3 Oct 20117 Oct 2011