Tag Archives: polar field

109. How Many Active Regions Are Necessary to Predict the Solar Dipole Moment?

Contributed by Tim Whitbread. Posted on September 10, 2018

To assess the impact of active regions to the axial dipole moment, the authors isolate the contribution of individual regions for Cycles 21, 22, and 23 using a surface flux transport model, and find that although the top ~10% of contributors tend to define sudden large variations in the dipole moment, the cumulative contribution of many weaker regions cannot be ignored.

89. Information theoretic approach to discovering causalities in solar cycle

Contributed by Simon Wing. Posted on March 15, 2018

Various observable, such as polar field, meridional flow, and sunspot number, are examined to identify information flow, causality, and time delay between them during solar cycles. It is expected that this analysis can provide observational constraints on solar cycle models and theories.