Emergence of Anchored Flux Tubes Through the Convection Zone

  title={Emergence of Anchored Flux Tubes Through the Convection Zone},
  author={George H. Fisher and Dean-Yi Chou and A. N. Mcclymont},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
We model the evolution of buoyant magnetic flux tubes in the Sun's convection zone. A flux tube is assumed to lie initially near the top of the stably stratified radiative core below the convection zone, but a segment of it is perturbed into the convection zone by gradual heating and convective overshoot motions. The ends ("footpoints") of the segment remain anchored at the base of the convection zone, and if the segment is sufficiently long, it may be buoyantly unstable, rising through the… Expand
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