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Astron. Astrophys. 335, 719-723 (1998)

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On MHD fluxes in the solar convection zone

U. Narain 1, 2, P. Agarwal 1, 2 and R.K.Sharma 1, 2

1 Astrophysics Research Group, Department of Physics, Meerut College, Meerut-250001, India
2 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007, India

Received 4 August 1997 / Accepted 26 January 1998


We have estimated MHD fluxes in the solar convection zone using the best available data on turbulent (convective) velocities in combination with the formulation of Stein (1981) and suitable efficiency factors. The estimated MHD fluxes compare well with the total solar flux.

Key words: Sun: abundances – Sun: corona – Sun: magnetic fields – Sun: X-rays, gamma rays

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Online publication: June 18, 1998