Toroidal field reversals

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Abstract

I present axisymmetric numerical simulations of the solar interior, with differential rotation imposed in the convection zone and tachocline and a dipolar poloidal field confined to the radiative interior. In these simulations toroidal field reversals which are equator-ward propagating are driven in the absence of a dynamo. These reversals are driven in the tachocline and are seen at the top of the convection zone. While not solar-like in many ways, these reversals do show some solar-like properties not previously seen in full MHD simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrophysical Dynamics
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Stars to Galaxies
EditorsNicholas Brummell, Sacha Brun, Mark Boulder, Yannick Ponty
Pages62-68
Number of pages7
EditionS271
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS271
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • Magnetic fields
  • Sun: interior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Rogers, T. M. (2010). Toroidal field reversals. In N. Brummell, S. Brun, M. Boulder, & Y. Ponty (Eds.), Astrophysical Dynamics: From Stars to Galaxies (S271 ed., pp. 62-68). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S271). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311017455