# Meridional Circulation Dynamics in a Cyclic Convective Dynamo

@article{Passos2017MeridionalCD,
title={Meridional Circulation Dynamics in a Cyclic Convective Dynamo},
author={D{\'a}rio Passos and Mark S. Miesch and Gustavo Guerrero and Paul Charbonneau},
journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
year={2017}
}
• Published 8 February 2017
• Physics, Environmental Science
• arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
Surface observations indicate that the speed of the solar meridional circulation in the photosphere varies in anti-phase with the solar cycle. The current explanation for the source of this variation is that inflows into active regions alter the global surface pattern of the meridional circulation. When these localized inflows are integrated over a full hemisphere, they contribute to the slow down of the axisymmetric poleward horizontal component. The behavior of this large scale flow deep…
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