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A Possible Cause for Umbral Oscillations

  • H. S. Yun (a1), J. W. Lee (a1) and Y-J. Moon (a1)


An attempt has been made to examine the nature of 3-minute umbral oscillations in order to identify their origin. For this purpose we have calculated, on the basis of Musielak and Rosner (1987), the fast-mode energy spectra generated in a typical sunspot convection zone (Yun 1968). The computed energy spectrum is fed into the lower boundary of the sub-photospheric resonant cavity to examine the characteristics of the wave propagation through the SS umbral atmosphere (Avrett 1981). The upward velocity spectra computed at various heights are presented and their behaviour compared with observations.



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A Possible Cause for Umbral Oscillations

  • H. S. Yun (a1), J. W. Lee (a1) and Y-J. Moon (a1)


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