On gravity waves in the Sun - CEA - Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of Physics: Conference Series Year : 2013

On gravity waves in the Sun


We briefly present our recent progress to model in 3-D the excitation and propagation of internal waves in the deep solar radiative interior. By modeling a rotating spherical convection zone on top of a radiative interior with a realistic seismically calibrated stable stratification (i.e solar-like Brunt-Väisälä frequency), we are able to generate a large spectrum of internal waves and modes thanks to the continuous pummeling of convective plumes. When comparing with an adiabatic oscillation code we find a good overall agreement and confirm that those waves are gravity waves.

Dates and versions

cea-00993755 , version 1 (20-05-2014)



A.S. Brun, Antoine Strugarek, S. Mathis, R.A. Garcia. On gravity waves in the Sun. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2013, 440, pp.012043. ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/440/1/012043⟩. ⟨cea-00993755⟩
46 View
0 Download



Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More