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The solar tachocline
  Talks at Nordita Programs [before October 2010]

Wednesday 19 November 2008
from 13:15 to 14:00
at Nordita seminar room
Speaker : Geoffrey Vasil (University of Colorado)
Abstract : I discuss MHD processes in the solar interior and tachocline by outlining a series of high-resolution fully nonlinear numerical simulations. In particular, I address the generation of a strong toroidal magnetic field by the stretching action of velocity shear on a weak background poloidal magnetic field and examine the buoyancy properties of the the resulting magnetic configurations. Conclusions drawn from these studies help elucidate some important, but subtle, aspects of the solar dynamo that have been overlooked until recently.

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