On the properties of toroidal flux tubes in the solar dynamo

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Prompted by a recently revived debate concerning the structure of the toroidal magnetic field of the Sun, this letter points out that the observational evidence now suggests that the toroidal flux tubes have fluxes of 1014 Wb (1022 Mx) and flux densities of about 10 T (105 G). It is proposed that such high flux densities may be produced by the work done on the flux tubes by the drag force due to differential rotation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalSolar Physics
Volume134
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1991

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On the properties of toroidal flux tubes in the solar dynamo. / Petrovay, K.

In: Solar Physics, Vol. 134, No. 2, 08.1991, p. 407-410.

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