Monthly Archives: July 2014

24. Solar and stellar differential rotation and dynamo, mean-field vs. global models

Contributed by Gustavo Guerrero. Posted on July 30, 2014

Numerical simulations of solar rotation and dynamo have been performed over the last decades with the aim of understanding the physics of the solar interior.  Here we briefly discuss two main approaches, namely, mean-field modeling and global simulations. We also present recent results of hydrodynamic global simulations which reveal interesting aspects of stellar rotation.