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The influence of the Coriolis force on flux tubes rising through the solar convection zone

Choudhuri, Arnab Rai and Gilman, Peter A (1987) The influence of the Coriolis force on flux tubes rising through the solar convection zone. In: Astrophysical Journal, 316 (2). pp. 788-800.

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In order to study the effect of the Coriolis force due to solar rotation on rising magnetic flux, the authors consider a flux ring, azimuthally symmetric around the rotation axis, starting from rest at the bottom of the convection zone, and then follow the trajectory of the flux ring as it rises. If it is assumed that the flux ring remains azimuthally symmetric during its ascent, then the problem can be described essentially in terms of two parameters: the value of the initial magnetic field in the ring when it starts, and the effective drag experienced by it. For field strengths at the bottom of the convection zone of order 10,000 G or less, it is found that the Coriolis force plays a dominant role and flux rings starting from low latitudes at the bottom are deflected and emerge at latitudes significantly poleward of sunspot zones.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Publisher: Institute of physics
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Institute of physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 09:17
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25657

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