Inversion of Asymptotic Gravity-Mode Frequencies and its Application to the Sun

  • A. N. Ellis
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 123)


Solar gravity modes can be used to probe the stratification below the convection zone. An asymptotic formula for high-order gravity-mode frequencies has been obtained in terms of a stratification parameter ß. The domain of validity of this formula is investigated by least-squares regression of frequencies obtained from a theoretical model. Random noise is introduced to simulate real observations. An estimate is made of the critical noise-level above which ß cannot be inferred.


Convection Zone Gravity Mode Solar Model Polytropic Index Stratification Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Ellis
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsCambridgeUK

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