THE SOLAR ABUNDANCE PROBLEM: THE EFFECT OF THE TURBULENT KINETIC FLUX ON THE SOLAR ENVELOPE MODEL

@article{Zhang2014THESA,
  title={THE SOLAR ABUNDANCE PROBLEM: THE EFFECT OF THE TURBULENT KINETIC FLUX ON THE SOLAR ENVELOPE MODEL},
  author={Q. S. Zhang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={787}
}
  • Q. S. Zhang
  • Published 19 April 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Recent three-dimensional (3D) simulations have shown that the turbulent kinetic flux (TKF) is significant. We discuss the effects of TKF on the size of the convection zone and find that the TKF may help solve the solar abundance problem. The solar abundance problem is that, with new abundances, the solar convection zone depth, the sound speed in the radiative interior, the helium abundance, and the density in the convective envelope are not in agreement with helioseismic inversions. We have… 

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