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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 94, Issue 1–2, pp 161–168 | Cite as

A Least-squares Solution for the Effective Conductivity of the Solar Convection Zone

  • J.R. Kuhn
  • D. Georgobiani
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Abstract

Here we show how realistic numerical simulations of solar convection can be parameterized with an effective thermal conductivity tensor. We show that this diffusive approximation yields an accurate statistical (in the sense of the χ2 test) description of the thermal transport properties of a perturbed solar convection zone. This parameterization will allow more accurate large scale solar irradiance and luminosity calculations.

Keywords

Convection Thermal Conductivity Transport Property Solar Irradiance Effective Thermal Conductivity 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.R. Kuhn
    • 1
  • D. Georgobiani
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for AstronomyHonolulu
  2. 2.Dept. Physics-AstronomyMichigan State UniversityE. Lansing

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