Numerical simulations of sunspots

Botha, Gert, Rucklidge, Alistair and Hurlburt, Neal (2006) Numerical simulations of sunspots. In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia, 2 (S239). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 507-509. ISBN 9780521863490

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The origin, structure and evolution of sunspots are investigated using a numerical model. The compressible MHD equations are solved with physical parameter values that approximate the top layer of the solar convection zone. A three dimensional (3D) numerical code is used to solve the set of equations in cylindrical geometry, with the numerical domain in the form of a wedge. The linear evolution of the 3D solution is studied by perturbing an axisymmetric solution in the azimuthal direction. Steady and oscillating linear modes are obtained.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: F500 Astronomy
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Gert Botha
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 10:15
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:03

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