The Sun’s Surface and Subsurface

Investigating Shape and Irradiance

  • Jean Pierre Rozelot

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 599)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. A Guide to the Book

    1. Jean-Pierre Rozelot
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Figure of the Sun, Astrophysical Consequences. A Tutorial

    1. Jean-Pierre Rozelot, Sandrine Lefebvre
      Pages 4-27
  4. Solar Oscillations

  5. Variations in the Solar Irradiance

  6. Mesurement of the Solar Diameter

    1. Abdenour Irbah, Abd-Errezak Bouzid, Lyes Lakhal, Nassim Seghouani, Julien Borgnino, Christian Delmas et al.
      Pages 159-180

About this book


Composed of a set of lectures and tutorial reviews, this book stems from a summer school devoted to the gravitational aspects of the sun and their geophysical consequences. Contribitions elaborate on the gravitational distortions of the sun which can be used to gain some knowledge of the sun's interior and surface phenomena but which also influences the sun's irradience and thus ultimately the earth's climate. Last but not least, it is shown that these small distortions constitute a formidable challenge to solar astrometry, and the final part of the book describes the observational difficulties in defining unequivocally the solar diameter.


Sun helioseismology solar solar astrometry solar diameter solar oscillation solyr physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Pierre Rozelot
    • 1
  1. 1.OCA/CERGAGrasseFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44188-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45755-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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