Time-distance analysis of the emerging Active Region NOAA 10790.
(pp. 369 - 380).
We investigate the emergence of Active Region NOAA 10790 by means of time-distance helioseismology. Shallow regions of increased sound speed at the location of increased magnetic activity are observed, with regions becoming deeper at the locations of sunspot pores. We also see a long-lasting region of decreased sound speed located underneath the region of the flux emergence, possibly relating to a temperature perturbation due to magnetic quenching of eddy diffusivity, or to a dense flux tube. We detect and track an object in the subsurface layers of the Sun characterised by increased sound speed which could be related to emerging magnetic-flux and thus obtain a provisional estimate of the speed of emergence of around 1 km s(-1).
|Title:||Time-distance analysis of the emerging Active Region NOAA 10790|
|Event:||International Conference on Helioseismology, Asteroseismology and MHD Connections (HELAS II)|
|Dates:||2007-08-20 - 2008-08-24|
|Keywords:||sun : Active Region emergence, sun : time-distance helioseismology, FLUX TRANSPORT, MAGNETIC-FLUX, HELIOSEISMOLOGY, INVERSION, DYNAMO, ZONE|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
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