LONG-PERIOD SOLAR OSCILLATIONS: A SEISMOLOGICAL AND INTERCOMPARATIVE STUDY

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Title:
LONG-PERIOD SOLAR OSCILLATIONS: A SEISMOLOGICAL AND INTERCOMPARATIVE STUDY
Author:
Caudell, Thomas Preston
Issue Date:
1980
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This work deals with the subject of global solar oscillations. These oscillations are observed as fluctuations in the diameter of the sun. A diameter is determined by a mathematical solar edge definition at the Santa Catalina Laboratory for Experimental Relativity by Astrometry (SCLERA) instrument. The oscillations have periods ranging from a few minutes to several hours and have amplitudes measured in millionths of a solar radius. These small amplitudes are observable only due to the unique properties of the edge definition. The properties of the observed solar oscillations are determined from the data; their statistical significance and repeatability are then tested. The possibility of using the observed oscillations as a seismic tool for understanding the solar interior and its motions is explored.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Oscillations.; Solar activity.; Sun -- Diameters.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Physics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLONG-PERIOD SOLAR OSCILLATIONS: A SEISMOLOGICAL AND INTERCOMPARATIVE STUDYen_US
dc.creatorCaudell, Thomas Prestonen_US
dc.contributor.authorCaudell, Thomas Prestonen_US
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work deals with the subject of global solar oscillations. These oscillations are observed as fluctuations in the diameter of the sun. A diameter is determined by a mathematical solar edge definition at the Santa Catalina Laboratory for Experimental Relativity by Astrometry (SCLERA) instrument. The oscillations have periods ranging from a few minutes to several hours and have amplitudes measured in millionths of a solar radius. These small amplitudes are observable only due to the unique properties of the edge definition. The properties of the observed solar oscillations are determined from the data; their statistical significance and repeatability are then tested. The possibility of using the observed oscillations as a seismic tool for understanding the solar interior and its motions is explored.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOscillations.en_US
dc.subjectSolar activity.en_US
dc.subjectSun -- Diameters.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8017752en_US
dc.identifier.oclc7612039en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b13465946en_US
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