A Critical Evaluation of Recent Claims Concerning Solar Rotation

  title={A Critical Evaluation of Recent Claims Concerning Solar Rotation},
  author={P. Scherrer and D. Gough},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
Fossat et al. (2017) recently reported detecting rotational splitting of g modes indirectly via the interaction with p modes observed directly by the GOLF instrument on SOHO. They concluded that the core of the Sun is rotating 3:8 ? 0:1 times faster than the surrounding radiative envelope. This is startling, partly because such rapid rotation almost contradicts direct inferences from the p-mode rotational splitting inferred from the same data. Moreover, the inferred amplitudes of the g modes… Expand

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