Flux-Transport Solar Dynamos

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 32)


Large-scale solar dynamo models were first built by Parker (1955). Over the past half a century these models have evolved significantly. We discuss here the development of a class of large-scale dynamo models which include, along with the α-effect and Ω-effect, an important third process, flux transport by meridional circulation. We present the properties of this ‘flux-transport’ dynamo, including the crucial role meridional circulation plays in giving this dynamo predictive power.


Solar activity Dynamo Meridional circulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HAO/NCARBoulderUSA

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