The Emergence of Solar Supergranulation as a Natural Consequence of Rotationally Constrained Interior Convection

@inproceedings{Featherstone2016TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Solar Supergranulation as a Natural Consequence of Rotationally Constrained Interior Convection},
  author={Nicholas Andrew Featherstone and Bradley Wade Hindman},
  year={2016}
}
We investigate how rotationally-constrained, deep convection might give rise to supergranulation, the largest distinct spatial scale of convection observed in the solar photosphere. While supergranulation is only weakly influenced by rotation, larger spatial scales of convection sample the deep convection zone and are presumably rotationally influenced. We present numerical results from a series of nonlinear, 3-D simulations of rotating convection and examine the velocity power distribution… CONTINUE READING

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