Diverging and Converging Flows around Sunspot Structures in Rotating and Non-Rotating Axisymmetric MHD Simulations

Дата и время публикации : 2010-06-21T19:55:23Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
T. Hartlep
F. H. Busse
N. E. Hulburt
A. G. Kosovichev

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Коментарии к cтатье: 4 pages, 4 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: We present results on modeling solar pores and sunspots using 2D axisymmetric magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. These models are helpful for understanding the mechanisms of magnetic field concentration in sunspots, and the large-scale flow patterns associated with them. The simulations provide consistent, self-maintained, although not fully realistic, models of concentrated magnetic field near the solar surface. In this paper, we explore under which conditions the associated flows are converging or diverging near the surface. We find that in most cases in which a stable, pore-like concentration of magnetic field forms, a configuration with converging over diverging flow is established.

Category: Physics