Solar Physics

, Volume 183, Issue 2, pp 263–276 | Cite as

A new estimate of the solar meridional flow

  • R. Cameron
  • A. Hopkins


We present a new method for measuring the solar magnetic meridional flow, and provide a comparison with other recent work. We have performed a least-squares fit to azimuthally averaged Mount Wilson Observatory synoptic data encompassing Carrington rotations 1722 to 1929 to produce an estimate of the solar meridional flow. A parametric fit to our results expresses the solar meridional flow as v(φ) = 28.5 sin2.5 φ cos φ.


Recent Work Meridional Flow Carrington Rotation Mount Wilson Observatory Synoptic Data 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cameron
    • 1
  • A. Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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