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The solar red-shift

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Shortly after Rowland's fundamental study of the wavelengths of Fraunhofer lines, Jewell in 1896 observed that the solar wavelengths were shifted to the red side of the corresponding wavelengths observed in the laboratory. This shift became known as the red shift of solar lines, and at first led to various erroneous concepts of conditions in the solar atmosphere. Moreover, in 1907, Halm discovered that the solar wavelengths were not themselves constant, but depended upon the radial distanc...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1961
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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