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A possible explanation of the Maunder minimum from a flux transport dynamo model

Choudhuri, Arnab Rai and Karak, Bidya Binay (2009) A possible explanation of the Maunder minimum from a flux transport dynamo model. In: Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 9 (9). pp. 953-958.

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Abstract

We propose that the poloidal field at the end of the last sunspot cycle before the Maunder minimum fell to a very low value due to fluctuations in the Babcock-Leighton process. With this assumption, a flux transport dynamo model is able to explain various aspects of the historical records of the Maunder minimum remarkably well by suitably choosing the parameters of the model to give the correct growth time.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited, 2009
Keywords: Sun: activity; Sun: magnetic fields; sunspots
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2009 08:08
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24512

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