Observing Dynamos in Cool Stars

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Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to introduce the most important observables that help us to investigate stellar dynamos and compare those to the modeling results. We give an overview of the available observational methods and data processing techniques that are suitable for such purposes, with touching upon examples of inadequate interpretations as well. Stellar observations are compared to the solar data in such a way, which ensures that the measurements are comparable in dimension, wavelength, and timescale. A brief outlook is given to the future plans and possibilities. A thorough review of this topic was published nearly a decade ago (Berdyugina in Living Rev. Sol. Phys. 2:8, 2005), now we focus on the experiences that have been gathered since that time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-489
Number of pages33
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume186
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Active stars
  • Activity cycle
  • Differential rotation
  • Magnetic activity
  • Meridional flow
  • Stellar dynamo

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Observing Dynamos in Cool Stars. / Kővári, Z.; Oláh, K.

In: Space Science Reviews, Vol. 186, No. 1-4, 2014, p. 457-489.

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