Using helioseismic holography strong evidence is presented that the phase (or equivalent travel-time) of helioseismic signatures in Dopplergrams within sunspots depend upon the line-of-sight angle in the plane containing the magnetic field and vertical directions. This is shown for the velocity signal in the penumbrae of two sunspots at 3, 4 and 5 mHz. Phase-sensitive holography demonstrates that they are significantly affected in a strong, moderately inclined magnetic field. This research indicates that the effects of the surface magnetic field are potentially very significant for local helioseismic analysis of active regions. (c) 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH amp; Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
|Pages (from-to)||292 - 297|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|