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Seismic diagnostics for transport of angular momentum in stars II. Interpreting observed rotational splittings of slowly rotating red giant stars

Abstract : Asteroseismology with the space-borne missions CoRoT and Kepler provides a powerful mean of testing the modeling of transport processes in stars. Rotational splittings are currently measured for a large number of red giant stars and can provide stringent constraints on the rotation profiles. The aim of this paper is to obtain a theoretical framework for understanding the properties of the observed rotational splittings of red giant stars with slowly rotating cores. This allows us to establish appropriate seismic diagnostics for rotation of these evolved stars. Rotational splittings for stochastically excited dipolar modes are computed adopting a first-order perturbative approach for two $1.3 M_\odot$ benchmark models assuming slowly rotating cores. For red giant stars with slowly rotating cores, we show that the variation of the rotational splittings of $\ell=1$ modes with frequency depends only on the large frequency separation, the g-mode period spacing, and the ratio of the average envelope to core rotation rates (${\cal R}$). This leds us to propose a way to infer directly ${\cal R}$ from the observations. This method is validated using the Kepler red giant star KIC 5356201. Finally, we provide a theoretical support for the use of a Lorentzian profile to measure the observed splittings for red giant stars.
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Marie-Jo Goupil, B. Mosser, J. P. Marques, R. M. Ouazzani, K. Belkacem, et al.. Seismic diagnostics for transport of angular momentum in stars II. Interpreting observed rotational splittings of slowly rotating red giant stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2013, 549, pp.A75. ⟨10.1051/0004-6361/201220266⟩. ⟨hal-00856138⟩

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