Different views and coherent picture of sunspot formation.
- Jörn Warnecke (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)
Axel Brandenburg (Nordita)
3/13/15, 1:00 PM
To produce strong flux concentrations, there has to be a downflow that pulls gas down. Since the flow is constrained to be along field lines, there must be inflow from above and the sides, which concentrates the field further. Thermal convection associated with the hierarchical nature of the supergranulation may be one such mechanism. Another one is the negative effective magnetic...
Mark Cheung (Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory)
3/13/15, 1:20 PM
This is a moderated discussion about unresolved questions regarding sunspot formation and solar activity.