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 publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Pages62-68
Number of pages7
Volume6
EditionS271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS271
Volume6
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

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Keywords

  • Magnetic fields
  • Sun: interior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Rogers, T. (2010). Toroidal field reversals. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (S271 ed., Vol. 6, pp. 62-68). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S271). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311017455