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Author Sivaraman, K. R.
Source Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Oscillations in the solar atmosphere
Description The 5-min oscillations in the photospheric velocity fields have been studied in detail from measurements on 14 absorption lines from three time sequences of spectrograms of high quality. The lines cover a range of heights in the solar atmosphere from log = + 0.2 to -1.2. Regions oscillating coherently are seen to have an average dimension of 8000 km and the oscillations in general last for 2 to 3 periods. The power spectrum analysis of high resolution enabled to determine the period of oscillation at each level very precisely. The period decreases with increase in height, being 304 s at the level log = + 0.2 and 295 s at the level log = -1.2. The low level lines possess considerable power in the low frequency range representing the convective overshoot from below. The oscillatory power increases with height, while the low frequency power decreases and the high frequency component remains substantially constant in the heights studied. The intensity fluctuations in the continuum, the line wing and core of Fe i 6358.695 have also been studied. The continuum power spectrum has practically all the power near the zero frequency range, with a very weak oscillatory component. The line wing intensity fluctuations resemble those in the continuum, whereas the line core clearly shows an oscillatory component similar to the velocity oscillations.
ISSN 00380938
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Institution D. Reidel Publishing Co.
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