Study of Solar Oscillations
Final rept. 1 Apr 1980-31 Mar 1981
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF PHYSICS
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Recent observational evidence on solar oscillations is reviewed this evidence strongly favors the global interpretation for much of the observed spectrum. Implications of these observations for the study of the solar interior and atmosphere are discussed. An observational program and supporting theoretical program are described in which the oscillations are detected via solar diameter measurements at Santa Catalina Lab. for Experimental Relativity by Astrometry. The main goal of these programs is the classification of the observed modes of oscillation. Results will be used to infer information about the internal rotation of the sun, the depth of the convection zone, and other properties of the internal structure of the sun. Keywords Solar physics Solar atmosphere.