Solar Physics

, Volume 192, Issue 1, pp 109–118

Solar Magnetoconvection – (Invited Review)


  • N.E. Hurlburt
    • Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory
  • P.C. Matthews
    • School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of Nottingham, University Park
  • A.M. Rucklidge
    • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of Cambridge

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005239617458

Cite this article as:
Hurlburt, N., Matthews, P. & Rucklidge, A. Solar Physics (2000) 192: 109. doi:10.1023/A:1005239617458


In recent years the study of how magnetic fields interact with thermal convection in the Sun has made significant advances. These are largely due to the rapidly increasing computer power and its application to more physically relevant parameters regimes and to more realistic physics and geometry in numerical models. Here we present a survey of recent results following one line of investigations and discuss and compare the results of these with observed phenomena.

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