The asymmetry of sunspot cycles and waldmeier relations as a result of nonlinear surface-shear shaped dynamo

V. V. Pipin, A. G. Kosovichev

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Abstract

The paper presents a study of a solar dynamo model operating in the bulk of the convection zone with the toroidal magnetic field flux concentrated in the subsurface rotational shear layer. We explore how this type of dynamo may depend on spatial variations of turbulent parameters and on the differential rotation near the surface. The mean-field dynamo model takes into account the evolution of magnetic helicity and describes its nonlinear feedback on the generation of large-scale magnetic field by the α-effect. We compare the magnetic cycle characteristics predicted by the model, including the cycle asymmetry (associated with the growth and decay times) and the duration-amplitude relation (Waldmeier's effects), with the observed sunspot cycle properties. We show that the model qualitatively reproduces the basic properties of the solar cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume741
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • Sun: dynamo
  • dynamo
  • magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)

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