A procedure for the inversion of f-mode travel times for solar flows

J. Jackiewicz, L. Gizon, A. C. Birch, M. J. Thompson

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We perform a two-dimensional inversion of f-mode travel times to determine near-surface solar flows. The inversion is based on optimally localized averaging of travel times. We use finite-wavelength travel-time sensitivity functions and a realistic model of the data errors. We find that it is possible to obtain a spatial resolution of 2 Mm. The error in the resulting flow estimate ultimately depends on the observation time and the number of travel distances used in the inversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-239
Number of pages6
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007



  • Sun: convection
  • Sun: helioseismolog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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