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The origin of the solar magnetic cycle

Choudhuri, Arnab Rai (2011) The origin of the solar magnetic cycle. In: Pramana - Journal of Physics, 77 (1, SI). pp. 77-96.

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Abstract

After summarizing the relevant observational data, we discuss how a study of flux tube dynamics in the solar convection zone helps us to understand the formation of sunspots. Then we introduce the flux transport dynamo model and assess its success in modelling both the solar cycle and its departures from strictly periodic behaviour.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Sun;activity;Sun;magnetic fields;sunspots
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 06:37
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 06:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39951

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