How far can minimal models explain the solar cycle?

Simitev, R.D. and Busse, F.H. (2012) How far can minimal models explain the solar cycle? Astrophysical Journal, 749(1), (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/749/1/9)

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Abstract

A physically consistent model of magnetic field generation by convection in a rotating spherical shell with a minimum of parameters is applied to the Sun. Despite its unrealistic features the model exhibits a number of properties resembling those observed on the Sun. The model suggests that the large scale solar dynamo is dominated by a non-axisymmetric $m=1$ component of the magnetic field.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Convection, magnetohydrodynamics, sun: dynamo, sunspots
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simitev, Dr Radostin
Authors: Simitev, R.D., and Busse, F.H.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Astrophysical Journal
Journal Abbr.:ApJ
ISSN:0004-637X
ISSN (Online):1538-4357
Published Online:16 March 2012
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
567421Geodynamo models driven by thermo-compositional convectionRadostin SimitevRoyal Society (ROYSOC)A Paramasivam 0Mathematics