Solar Physics

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 9–13 | Cite as

Is magnetic convection important in the Sun?

  • D. J. Mullan


Although magnetic convection in all probability does operate inside the Sun, the energy flux which it can carry is 5–6 orders of magnitude smaller than the total solar flux. Thus the effects of magnetic convection on the internal temperature structure of the Sun are probably small.


Convection Energy Flux Temperature Structure Internal Temperature Solar Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Mullan
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  1. 1.Bartol Research Foundation of the Franklin InstituteSwarthmoreU.S.A.

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