Time delay effect between long quasi-periodic oscillations of 37 GHz radio sources and the magnetic field of the nearest sunspots

V.V. Smirnova, A. Riehokainen, A.A. "Solov'ev", Juha Kallunki

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Abstract

Measurements and the interpretation of the time delay effect between long quasi-periodic oscillations of sunspot magnetic fields and nearby millimeter radio sources observed at 37 GHz were the main goals of this work. Ground-based radio telescope operated by Metsähovi Radio Observatory, Aalto University, Finland was used to obtain time series variations of radio intensity at 37 GHz frequency, as well as, the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager instrument on-board the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft was used to obtain the magnetic field time series variations. Lags (time delays) in the interval of 15-35 minutes were obtained by cross-correlation analysis of time series and by direct geometrical measurements of distances between the radio sources and nearby sunspots. These distances were in the interval of 11-24 Mm. Corresponding time delays were defined as the relation of these distances to the sound speed. Time delays obtained by two different independent methods turned to be very close. This fact confirms the interpretation of the phenomenon under the study as a process of propagation of disturbances from the slowly oscillating sunspot to the radio source with the sound speed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number149
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume357
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Millimeter radio emission
  • Solar oscillations
  • Solar radio emission

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