Accession Number : AD0742408

Title :   Sunspot Theory Based on Magneto-Fluid-Mechanic Turbulent Damping,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lykoudis,P. S.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Although the structure of the sun's photosphere can be described by a set of equations in which the mixing-length concept plays the fundamental role, all current sunspot theoreis are essentially magnetohydrostatic. The present paper uses recently obtained experimental and theoretical information on the influence of a magnetic field on the mixing length and solves the photospheric equations for sunspots of different effective temperatures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUNSPOTS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, TEMPERATURE, TURBULENCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE