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Is meridional circulation important in modelling irregularities of the solar cycle?

Karak, Bidya Binay and Choudhuri, Arnab Rai (2012) Is meridional circulation important in modelling irregularities of the solar cycle? In: 286th Symposium of the International-Astronomical-Union, OCT 03-07, 2011 , Mendoza, ARGENTINA, pp. 367-371.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921312005108

Abstract

We explore the importance of meridional circulation variations in modelling the irregularities of the solar cycle by using the flux transport dynamo model. We show that a fluctuating meridional circulation can reproduce some features of the solar cycle like the Waldmeier effect and the grand minimum. However, we get all these results only if the value of the turbulent diffusivity in the convection zone is reasonably high.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
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Keywords: Sun: Dynamo; Sun: Activity; Sunspots
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 08:59
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 08:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45355

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