Hydrodynamic Modeling of Solar Acoustic Wave Propagation

Abstract: Acoustic waves in the sun are separated into two categories: global and local. Global oscillations are excited through convection, and resonate in the solar interior. As with all resonant media, propagation of these acoustic waves is limited to specific frequencies for a given wavenumber. These modes are easily distinguished in 1-v diagrams, such as in figure 1. Global modes dominate the spectrum in the 2-5 mHz range. Local oscillations, so-called “sunquakes”, are usually excited by particula…

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