Publication
Title
Sonification of astronomical data
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Abstract
This document presents JAVA-based software called XSONIFY that uses a sonification technique (the adaptation of sound to convey information) to promote discovery in astronomical data. The prototype is designed to analyze two-dimensional data, such as time-series data. We demonstrate the utility of the sonification technique with examples applied to X-ray astronomy and solar data. We have identified frequencies in the CHANDRA X-Ray observations of EX Hya, a cataclysmic variable of the intermediate polar type. In another example we study the impact of a major solar flare, with its associated coronal mass ejection (CME), on the solar wind plasma (in particular the solar wind between the Sun and the Earth), and the Earth's magnetosphere.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Source (book)
285th Symposium of the International-Astronomical-Union, SEP 19-23, 2011, St Catherine Coll, St Catherine Coll, Oxford, ENGLAND
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge univ press , 2012
ISBN
978-1-107-01985-0
Volume/pages
285 (2012) , p. 133-136
ISI
000309323400035
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Creation 26.04.2018
Last edited 10.09.2021