Accession Number : ADA181116

Title :   Solar Distortion Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Nov 83-30 Sep 86,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Dicke,R. H. ; Kuhn,J. R.

Report Date : 15 APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Highly accurate solar limb temperature and shape observations were obtained from Mt Wilson using a highly specialized telescope. The solar oblateness appears to fluctuate on a time scale of years. A latitude dependent solar limb temperature variation exists with a temperature amplitude of about 0.6k. This temperature variation is independent of the solar cycle. Oblateness of the Sun in 1983 and Relativity; On the Facular Contrast Near the Solar Limb; Brightness Variation; Another Reason to Search for Solar g-Modes and New Limits from Solar Ellipticity Measurements; Solar Ellipticity Fluctuations Yield No Evidence of g-Modes; The Variable Oblateness of the Sun: Measurements of 1984; Is the Solar Oblateness Variable? Measurements of 1985; More evidence for a Solar Latitude Dependent Limb Temperature Variation. (Reprints)

Descriptors :   *SUN, DISTORTION, AMPLITUDE, BRIGHTNESS, LIMITATIONS, OBSERVATION, REPRINTS, SCALE, SHAPE, SOLAR CYCLE, TEMPERATURE, TIME, VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE