On detecting short-lived p modes in a stellar oscillation spectrum
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI – CNRS, Bâtiment 121, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France e-mail: Thierry.Appourchaux@ias.u-psud.fr
Accepted: 26 September 2004
The false alarm probability for detecting peaks embedded in a power spectrum of noise was given by [CITE]. This test has been used in helioseismology to detect long-lived modes such as g modes [CITE]. With the development of asteroseismology, there is now a need to define a similar test but for short-lived p modes. In this article, I define a false alarm test for detecting short-lived p modes, and I give the probability of detecting such modes given their signal-to-noise ratio, their linewidths and the duration of observation.
Key words: stars: oscillations / methods: statistical
© ESO, 2004