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Imaging of the solar interior: possibilities and limitations
Author(s): Alexander G. Kosovichev; Thomas L. Duvall
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Paper Abstract

Helioseismic tomography is a promising new method for probing 3-D structures and flows beneath the solar surface. It is based on observation of solar acoustic waves, and provides great possibilities for studying the birth of active regions in the Sun's interior and for understanding the relation between the internal dynamics of active regions and chromospheric and coronal activity. We discuss observational requirements, challenges and limitations of this technique for investigating physical processes in the solar interior on their intrinsic spatial and temporal scales.

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Date Published: 11 February 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4853, Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (11 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460418
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Alexander G. Kosovichev, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Thomas L. Duvall, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4853:
Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Stephen L. Keil; Sergey V. Avakyan, Editor(s)

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