Accession Number : AD0742290
Title : Design of a Numerical Solar Dynamo Model.
Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 69-31 Dec 71,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Gordon,Charles Tony
Report Date : 31 JAN 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 132
Abstract : A numerical, baroclinically driven, nonlinear, hydromagnetic dynamo model, which resembles Gilman's (1969) model, is formulated and applied to the sun. According to the baroclinic hypothesis, a stably stratified, but baroclinically unstable region is imbedded inside the convection zone. Because it is impossible at present, to verify this rather adhoc hypothesis observationally, only the plausibility of a baroclinic dynamo model for the sun is investigated. More specifically, is it capable of simulating and maintaining the solar differential rotation and/or large scale solar magnetic fields. The model incorporates properties of fluid dynamos and of rotating geophysical fluids.
Descriptors : (*SOLAR ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, MAGNETIC FIELDS, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Subject Categories : Astrophysics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE