Solar and stellar seismology

  title={Solar and stellar seismology},
  author={Kenneth George Libbrecht},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • K. Libbrecht
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Physics, Geology
  • Space Science Reviews
This article reviews solar and stellar seismology, with emphasis on the enormous progress which has been made recently in the observation and understanding of solar p-modes. Precision measurements of p-mode frequencies and frequency splittings allow a greater understanding of the structure of the solar interior, while p-mode amplitudes and linewidths shed light on the mode excitation mechanism, which is probably stochastic excitation by turbulent convection. The prospects for making similar… 
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