Multi-dimensional Simulations of Emerging Flux Tubes. Yuhong Fan National Center for Atmospheric Research. Jan. 16, 2002. Physical Questions Concerning Flux Emergence. How does toroidal magnetic flux at the base of the solar convection zone destabilizes and form buoyant flux tubes?
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National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jan. 16, 2002
right-handed twist: clockwise rotation
e.g. Cattaneo & Hughes (1988); Cattaneo, Chiueh, & Hughes (1990);
Matthews, Hughes, & Proctor (1995);
Initial equilibrium is unstable to 3D undulatory modes, but is stable to 2D interchange modes:
Initial equilibrium profiles
Top layer of CZ