# Inevitability of a magnetic field in the Sun's radiative interior

@article{Gough1998InevitabilityOA, title={Inevitability of a magnetic field in the Sun's radiative interior}, author={D. Gough and M. McIntyre}, journal={Nature}, year={1998}, volume={394}, pages={755-757} }

The gas in the convective outer layers of the Sun rotates faster at the equator than in the polar regions, yet deeper inside (in the radiative zone) the gas rotates almost uniformly. There is a thin transition layer between these zones, called the tachocline. This structure has been measured seismologically, but no purely fluid-dynamical mechanism can explain its existence. Here we argue that a self-consistent model requires a large-scale magnetic field in the Sun's interior, as well as… Expand

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