Sun  ID: 2304

Under the Rotating Sunspot (Layers 0, 1, 2)

Using the SOHO Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI), scientists can use a process called Time-Distance helioseismology to determine temperatures and fluid flows under the surface of the Sun.

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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Junwei Zhao (Stanford University): Scientist
Alexander G. Kosovichev (Stanford University): Scientist
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Data Used:
SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI) 2000/08/08-2000/08/10
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Spinning Sunspot

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SVS >> Helioseismology
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Solar Activity >> Sunspots
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version