Large scale solar and stellar magnetic fields

  • Peter A. Fox
General Discussion: The Role of Magnetic Fields
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 291)


With the recent advent of stellar evolution calculations that include the effect of rotation, the prospect of correctly evaluating the influence of magnetic fields in a wide class of stars has been greatly improved. Calculations of large scale (global) magnetic fields will be presented that utilize sequences of models of a rotating star (the Sun) that take into account differential rotation and meridional circulation. The influence of various magnetic field configurations and strengths will be considered as well as the possible effect of the Lorentz force on the equations of motion.


Meridional Circulation Toroidal Field Solar Model Poloidal Field Toroidal Magnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Fox
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  1. 1.Center for Solar and Space ResearchYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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