EAS Publications Series
Volume 21, 2006Stellar Fluid Dynamics and Numerical Simulations: From the Sun to Neutron Stars
|Page(s)||241 - 273|
|Published online||07 June 2006|
M. Rieutord and B. Dubrulle (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 21 (2006) 241-273
Dynamo action and the sun
DAMTP, University of
Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA, UK
Solar magnetic fields are produced by dynamo action in or just below the solar convection zone. After an account of observations of solar magnetic activity, the fundamentals of dynamo theory are reviewed, and the ideas applied to a discussion of different models of dynamo action in the Sun.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2006
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