Reversals of the solar dipole

  • David Moss, L. L. Kitchatinov, D. Sokolo
  • Published 2013
Context. During a solar magnetic field reversal the magnetic dipole moment does not vanish, but migrates between poles, in contradiction to the predictions of mean-field dynamo theory. Aims. We try to explain this as a consequence of magnetic fluctuations. Methods. We used the statistics of fluctuations to estimate observable signatures. Results. Simple… CONTINUE READING