Propagational aspects of sunquake waves
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Propagational aspects of sunquake waves. ACTA ASTRONOMICA, 50 (3). pp. 405-416. ISSN 0001-5237Full text not available from this repository.
We present the results of numerical simulations of impulsively generated seismic waves excited by a spatially localized impulse source which is connected with a nearby solar flare. The solar atmosphere is modeled as a two layer medium with constant temperature over the photosphere and linearly growing temperature below the photosphere. Effects of magnetic fields are neglected. Only two dimensional effects are considered. The source is localized slightly below the photosphere. The numerical results show that the initial pulse of enhanced pressure, which can be connected with the thermal energy release by interaction of flare-generated particles with the sub-photospheric medium in the flare-loop footpoint, generates an acoustic (seismic) wave. Interaction of the wave with the solar surface produces perturbations registered as sunquakes. Typical observationally registered features of the sunquakes, such as characteristic wave signatures and acceleration of the wave with the distance from the epicenter, are well reproduced with the model developed. It is found that the seismic waves are essentially dispersive and non-linear. The proposed model provides us with a theoretical basis for sunquake seismology of the solar interior.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ACTA ASTRONOMICA|
|Publisher:||COPERNICUS FOUNDATION POLISH ASTRONOMY|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 405-416|
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