Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 215–221 | Cite as

The nature of one mechanism of solar differential rotation

  • A. A. Ruzmaikin
  • S. I. Vainshtein


The mechanism of the solar differential rotation usually ascribed to an anisotropic viscosity action is shown to be caused by Coriolis forces which influence anisotropic convective elements in a stratified medium. The estimation of an anisotropy parameters as a function of the convective zone depth is given. The value of (s−1) is positive near the solar surface and negative at the convective zone base, which is in good agreement with observations and the dynamo theory.


Viscosity Anisotropy Coriolis Force Anisotropy Parameter Convective Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Ruzmaikin
    • 1
  • S. I. Vainshtein
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied MathematicsAcademy of Science U.S.S.R.MoscowU.S.S.R.
  2. 2.Siberian Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism and Radiowave PropagationAcademy of Science U.S.S.R.IrkutskU.S.S.R.

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