Space Science Reviews

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 451–486

Solar magnetic fields

  • A. Severny

DOI: 10.1007/BF00214468

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Severny, A. Space Sci Rev (1964) 3: 451. doi:10.1007/BF00214468


This paper is a review of our observational knowledge on solar magnetic fields. In Section 1 we make an attempt to summarize all observations of the general magnetic field (m.f.) of the Sun. Section 2 deals with the local m.f. at low latitudes and their connection with some features on the disk. The m.f. of sunspots and their peculiar character are considered in Section 3. The last section (4) is concerned with m.f. in sunspot groups, their changes and connections with solar activity.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Severny
    • 1
  1. 1.Crimean Astrophysical Observatory of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.CrimeaU.S.S.R.