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The current status of kinematic solar dynamo models

Choudhuri, Arnab Rai (2000) The current status of kinematic solar dynamo models. In: Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 21 (3). pp. 373-377.

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Abstract

This review provides a historical overview of how research in kinematic solar dynamo modeling evolved during the last few decades and assesses the present state of research. The early pioneering papers assumed the dynamo to operate in the convection zone. It was suggested in the 1980s that the dynamo operates in a thin layer at the bottom of the convection zone. Some researchers in recent years are arguing that the poloidal field is produced near the surface-an idea that goes back to Babcock (1961) and Leighton (1969).

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Sun;MHD;dynamo theory
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/1893

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