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Solar Physics Research Integrated Network Group Science Requirement Document

Author: Markus Roth
This document is deliverable D80.1 of the Solarnet Work Package 80. It is the Science Requirement Document for SPRING - a new network of ground-based observatories for synoptic observations of the sun. This document condesates ... more

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The Importance of Long-term Synoptic Observations and Data Sets for Solar Physics and Helioseismology

Author: Markus Roth
A casual single glance at the Sun would not lead an observer to conclude that it varies. The discovery of the 11-year sunspot cycle was only made possible through systematic daily observations of the Sun over 150 years and even to ... more

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Meridional Circulation and Global Solar Oscillations

Author: Markus Roth
We investigate the influence of large-scale meridional circulation on solar p-modes by quasi-degenerate perturbation theory, as proposed by Lavely and Ritzwoller (1992). As an input flow we use various models of stationary meridio ... more

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Verification of the helioseismic Fourier-Legendre analysis for meridional flow measurements

Author: Markus Roth
{Measuring the Sun's internal meridional flow is one of the key issues of helioseismology. Using the Fourier-Legendre analysis is a technique for addressing this problem.} {We validate this technique with the help of artificial ... more

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Global helioseismic evidence for a deeply penetrating Solar meridional flow consisting of multiple flow cells

Author: Markus Roth
We use a novel global helioseismic analysis method to infer the meridional flow in the deep Solar interior. The method is based on the perturbation of eigenfunctions of Solar p modes due to meridional flow. We apply this method ... more

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Recent developments in helioseismic analysis methods and solar data assimilation

Author: Markus Roth
We overview recent advances and results in enhancing and developing helioseismic analysis methods and in solar data assimilation. In the first part of this paper we will focus on selected developments in time-distance and global h ... more

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The SpaceInn-SISMA database: characterization of a large sample of variable and active stars by means of HARPS spectra

Author: Monica Rainer
We created a large database of physical parameters and variability indicators by fully reducing and analysing the large number of spectra taken to complement the asteroseismic observations of the CoRoT satellite. 7103 spectra of 2 ... more

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Modelling solar and stellar brightness variabilities

Author: Alexander Shapiro
Total and spectral solar irradiance, TSI and SSI, have been measured from space since 1978. This is accompanied by the development of models aimed at replicating the observed variability by relating it to solar surface magnetism. ... more

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Validation of Spherical Born Approximation Sensitivity Functions for Measuring Deep Solar Meridional Flow

Author: Vincent Böning
Accurate measurements of deep solar meridional flow are of vital interest for understanding the solar dynamo. In this paper, we validate a recently developed method for obtaining sensitivity functions (kernels) for travel-time mea ... more

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Measurement of the VLT pupil motions using a 2 × 2 lenslet evaluated aberrations

Author: Narsireddy Anugu
We present the telescope pupil tracking strategy for the GRAVITY interferometer.

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