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Extraterrestrial Seismology

By: Vincent CH Tong(Editor), Rafael A García(Editor)
465 pages, 41 colour & 142 b/w illustrations
Extraterrestrial Seismology
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Seismology is a highly effective tool for investigating the internal structure of the Earth. Similar techniques have also successfully been used to study other planetary bodies (planetary seismology), the Sun (helioseismology), and other stars (asteroseismology). Despite obvious differences between stars and planetary bodies, these disciplines share many similarities and together form a coherent field of scientific research. This unique book takes a transdisciplinary approach to seismology and seismic imaging, reviewing the most recent developments in these extraterrestrial contexts. With contributions from leading scientists, this timely volume systematically outlines the techniques used in observation, data processing, and modelling for asteroseismology, helioseismology, and planetary seismology, drawing comparisons with seismic methods used in geophysics. Important recent discoveries in each discipline are presented. With an emphasis on transcending the traditional boundaries of astronomy, solar, planetary and Earth sciences, this novel book is an invaluable resource and reference for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics.


Planetary seismology: high risk, high return B. Mosser
A bright outlook for helio- and asteroseismology J. Christensen-Dalsgaard

Part I. Observation and Space Missions:
1. Asteroseismology observations and space missions T. Appourchaux and F. Grundahl
2. Helioseismology: observations and space missions P. L. Pallé, T. Appourchaux, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard and R. A. García
3. Planetary seismometry P. Lognonné and W. T. Pike

Part II. Data and Physical Parameters:
4. Asteroseismology: from the telescope to the modeler's desk S. D. Kawaler
5. Global helioseismology and asteroseismology of solar-type stars R. Howe and W. J. Chaplin
6. Measurements with local helioseismology D. C. Braun
7. Planetary seismology: early observational results Y. Nakamura

Part III. Modeling Approaches:
8. Modeling approaches in asteroseismology C. Aerts
9. Modeling approaches in helioseismology S. P. Rajaguru
10. Modeling approaches in planetary seismology R. Weber, M. Knapmeyer, M. Panning and N. Schmerr

Part IV. Discoveries of Physical Structures and Processes:
11. Asteroseismology of red giant stars R. A. García and D. Stello
12. A helioseismic view of the Sun's internal structure and dynamics S. Basu and M. J. Thompson
13. Recent discoveries of structures and physical processes in local helioseismology T. Sekii and H. Shibahashi
14. Seismology of giant planets P. Gaulme, B. Mosser, F.-X. Schmider and T. Guillot
15. Seismicity and interior structure of the Moon M. Knapmeyer and R. Weber

Part V. Interdisciplinary Research Involving Planetary and Astrophysical Sciences:
16. Diskoseismology of accretion discs S. Chaty
17. Numerical simulations of magnetoconvection and helioseismology I. N. Kitiashvili
18. Impact seismology on terrestrial and giant planets P. Lognonné and T. Kawamura
19. Angular momentum transport in stars: from short to long time scales A. S. Brun and S. Mathis
20. From the Sun to the distant stars, and back: future research directions J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
21. Stellar dynamics: rotation, convection and magnetic fields S. Mathur, J. Ballot and R. A. García
22. Sunquakes: helioseismic response to solar flares A. G. Kosovichev
23. Seismic waves in small bodies: sources and propagation J. D. Walker, W. F. Huebner, S. Chocron, R. P. Bigger and T. Kirchdoerfer

Part VI. Interdisciplinary Research Involving Terrestrial Seismology:
24. The interpretation of seismic travel times G. Nolet
25. Interpreting cross correlations in seismology S. Hanasoge
26. Wavefield tomography in geophysics and helioseismology L. J. Cobden, A. Fichter and V. C. H. Tong


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Vincent C. H. Tong is Senior Lecturer in Geophysics at Birkbeck, University of London. He is also one of the principal investigators in an international interdisciplinary research consortium involving solid earth science and oceanography. In addition to his research in geophysical imaging, he has published cross-disciplinary studies in solar and planetary seismology, and is a strong advocate for teaching and outreach enhanced by interdisciplinary scientific research.

Rafael A. García is Director of Research in Solar and Stellar Physics at the Service d'Astrophysique, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in Saclay, France. His research focuses on global helioseismology and more recently on asteroseismology of Sun-like stars and red giants. He has participated in the development of various helio- and asteroseismic space missions of CNES, NASA and ESA.

- B. Mosser
- J. Christensen-Dalsgaard
- T. Appourchaux
- F. Grundahl
- P. L. Pallé
- R. A. García
- P. Lognonné
- W. T. Pike
- S. D. Kawaler
- R. Howe
- W. J. Chaplin
- D. C. Braun
- Y. Nakamura
- C. Aerts
- S. P. Rajaguru
- R. Weber
- M. Knapmeyer
- M. Panning
- N. Schmerr
- D. Stello
- S. Basu
- M. J. Thompson
- T. Sekii
- H. Shibahashi
- P. Gaulme
- F.-X. Schmider
- T. Guillot
- S. Chaty
- I. N. Kitiashvili
- T. Kawamura
- A. S. Brun
- S. Mathis
- S. Mathur
- J. Ballot
- A. G. Kosovichev
- J. D. Walker
- W. F. Huebner
- S. Chocron
- R. P. Bigger
- T. Kirchdoerfer
- G. Nolet
- S. Hanasoge
- L. J. Cobden
- A. Fichter
- V. C. H. Tong

By: Vincent CH Tong(Editor), Rafael A García(Editor)
465 pages, 41 colour & 142 b/w illustrations
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