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Helioseismology lecture

Winter 2006/07 Course : Helioseismology (53034)


5-16 February 2007, Monday thru Friday
First week: F5.104 Seminarraum 17 (Astrophysik), North Campus, University of Goettingen,
Time: 10:00h-11:30h and 12:30h-14:00h
Second week: Lecture room, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
Time: 10:00h-12:00h and 13:00h-14:00h

Useful links

Lecture Notes on Stellar Oscillations by J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
Helioseismology by J. Christensen-Dalsgaard (Rev. Mod. Phys.)
Local Helioseismology by L. Gizon and A.C. Birch (Liv. Rev. Solar Phys.)
GONG Science special issue
SPD Summer School lectures on solar oscillations by JCD: one (pdf), two (pdf), three (pdf)
SPD Summer School lectures on inversions by MJT (pdf)

Table of contents

  1. Short introduction ( Helioseismology introduction slides)
  2. Observational properties of stars
  3. Dynamical properties of stars
  4. Linear stellar oscillations
    • 4.1 Basic equations
    • 4.2 Eigenvalue problem of linear oscillations
    • 4.3 First-order perturbation theory
    • 4.4 Simple asymptotic descriptions of frequencies
  5. Inversion of p-mode frequencies
    • 5.1 Abel inversion of Duvall's law
    • 5.2 RLS and OLA inversions
  6. Discussion of Radial pulsations of stars by Ledoux and Pekeris
  7. Local helioseismology
    • 7.1 Local power spectra (hands on)
    • 7.2 Ring diagram analysis
    • 7.3 Time distance analysis
    • 7.3 Two-dimensional OLA inversion of travel times (J. Jackiewicz): Slides & Paper
    • 7.4 Helioseismic holography (H. Schunker)

Lecture notes

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