Tag Archives: magnetic fields

17. Is the recent discovery of the multi-cell meridional circulation a threat to the flux-transport dynamo?

Contributed by Bidya Binay Karak. Posted on May 27, 2014

Motivated by recent observations we have explored whether the flux-transport dynamo model can work with multi-cell meridional flow. We find that it can work when certain conditions are fulfilled.

11. The long-term trend in magnetic fields of sunspot umbrae

Contributed by Fraser Watson. Posted on April 25, 2014

I investigate the possible long term decrease in umbral magnetic field strengths from 1998-2006. Whereas a decrease of 800 Gauss in umbral magnetic fields has been reported between 1998 and 2012, the HMI and MDI data indicate a decrease of only around 300 Gauss. The continuing availability of the excellent HMI data set will allow us to continue to refine this study as solar cycle 24 evolves.