Solar Physics 192 (2000) 109-118. doi:10.1023/A:1005239617458

Solar magnetoconvection (Invited Review)

N.E. Hurlburt(1), P.C. Matthews(2) and A.M.Rucklidge(3)
(1) Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory,
Organization L9-41 Building 252, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

(2) School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

(3) Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 9EW, UK

Abstract. In recent years the study of how magnetic fields interact with thermal convection in the Sun has made significant advances. These are largely due to rapidly increasing computer power and its application to more physically relevant parameter regimes and to more realistic physics and geometry in numerical models. Here we present a survey of recent results following one line of investigations and discuss and compare the results of these with observed phenomena.

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