Solar Physics

, Volume 192, Issue 1–2, pp 481–486 | Cite as

Does the tachocline show solar cycle related changes?

  • Sarbani Basu
  • Jesper Schou


The tachocline at the base of the convection zone is generally believed to be the seat of the solar dynamo. Here we investigate whether the tachocline shows any detectable change using several 72 day time-series of the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) Medium-l data. We do not find any clear evidence of change with time.


Convection Solar Cycle Detectable Change Doppler Imager Convection Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarbani Basu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jesper Schou
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Study, Olden LanePrincetonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Astronomy DepartmentYale UniversityNew HavenU.S.A.

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