On the origin of solar oscillations

Philip R. Goode, Louis H. Strous, Thomas R. Rimmele, Robin T. Stebbins

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We have made high-resolution observations of the Sun in which we identify individual sunquakes and see power from these seismic events being pumped into the resonant modes of vibration of the Sun. A typical event lasts about 5 minutes. We report the physical properties of the events and relate them to theories of the excitation of solar oscillations. We also discuss the local seismic potential of these events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L27-L30
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 PART II
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Sun: granulation
  • Sun: oscillations
  • Sun: photosphere


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