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The solar dynamo

Choudhuri, Arnab Rai (1999) The solar dynamo. In: Current Science, 77 (11). pp. 1475-1486.


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It is believed that the magnetic field of the Sun is produced by the dynamo process, which involves nonlinear interactions between the solar plasma and the magnetic field. After summarizing the main characteristics of solar magnetic fields, the basic ideas of dynamo theory are presented. Then an appraisal is made of the current status of solar dynamo theory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1756

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