Solar Physics

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Limits on the magnetic field strength at the base of the solar convection zone

  • Sydney D'Silva
  • Robert F. Howard


Howard (1993) finds a relationship between the tilt angles of BMRs (Bipolar Magnetic Regions) and the separation between their leading and following polarities; the tilt angle increases with polarity separation. Here we present a more detailed analysis of this relationship and show that this effect constrains the strength of the magnetic field at the bottom of the convection zone to a value between 40 and 150 kG, which confirms the constraints put by D'Silva and Choudhuri (1993) based on Joy's law (the tilt-latitude relationship), through an entirely different approach.


Magnetic Field Convection Detailed Analysis Field Strength Tilt Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sydney D'Silva
    • 1
  • Robert F. Howard
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical AstrophysicsTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia
  2. 2.National Solar ObservatoryNational Optical Astronomy ObservatoriesTucsonUSA

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