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Magnetic Field in the Sun’s Interior from Oscillation Data

  • W. A. Dziembowski
  • P. R. Goode
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 159)

Abstract

Solar oscillations provide a probe of the internal magnetic field of the Sun if the field has sufficient intensity. Using the oscillation data of Libbrecht, we find evidence for a 2 ± 1 megagauss quadrupole toroidal field centered at 0.7 of the solar radius which is barely beneath the base of the convection zone. This field, by its location and symmetry, may be associated with the dynamo that drives the Sun’s 22-year activity cycle.

Keywords

Convection Zone Differential Rotation Toroidal Field Oscillation Data Internal Magnetic Field 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Dziembowski
    • 1
  • P. R. Goode
    • 2
  1. 1.Copernicus Astronomical CenterWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsN.J.I.T.NewarkUSA

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