Identification of solar acoustic modes of low angular degree and low radial order

L. Bertello, F. Varadi, R. K. Ulrich, C. J. Henney, A. G. Kosovichev, R. A. García, S. Turck-Chièze

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We present evidence for the detection of low radial order (n < 10) acoustic modes of low angular degree, l = 0-2, in the 759 day long Global Oscillations at Low Frequency and Michelson Doppler Imager time series. We used Random-Lag Singular Cross-Spectrum Analysis, which searches for simultaneous oscillatory components in two or more time series. We have determined 11 modes in the range n = 3-9, of which eight modes confirm the previous measurements by Toutain et al. and three modes of l = 0 and n = 3, 5, and 6 are reliably measured for the first time. The errors of frequency determination are also significantly reduced for several previously identified modes. New sound speed inversion results suggest that the effect of inhomogeneous initial composition of the Sun should be included in the standard solar model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L143-L146
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 PART 2
StatePublished - Jul 10 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Methods: data analysis
  • Sun: oscillations


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