Solar and stellar seismology
This article reviews solar and stellar seismology, with emphasis on the enormous progress which has been made recently in the observation and understanding of solar p-modes. Precision measurements of p-mode frequencies and frequency splittings allow a greater understanding of the structure of the solar interior, while p-mode amplitudes and linewidths shed light on the mode excitation mechanism, which is probably stochastic excitation by turbulent convection. The prospects for making similar measurements on other stars are also discussed.
Additional Information© 1988 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 15 October 1987; Issue Date September 1988. I wish to express my gratitude for the hospitality and quiet office provided by the High Altitude Observatory, where most of this review was written. This work supported in part by NSF contract ATM-8604632.
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