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Paper: Can Sunspot Moats Tell Us β for the SolarDynamo?
Volume: 416, Solar-Stellar Dynamos as Revealed by Helio- and Asteroseismology: GONG 2008/SOHO 21
Page: 155
Authors: Lindsey, C.
Abstract: The structure and geometry of moats surrounding decaying sunspots are probably closely related to the structure of the magnetic flux tubes in the upper 2–3 Mm beneath the sunspot photosphere. An understanding of this relationship offers important clues about β, the ratio of gas pressure to magnetic pressure, in rising magnetic flux tubes before they encounter the overlying photosphere. This could provide deep insight into the physics of the solar dynamo.
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