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Paper: Instabilities in the Magnetic Tachocline
Volume: 416, Solar-Stellar Dynamos as Revealed by Helio- and Asteroseismology: GONG 2008/SOHO 21
Page: 467
Authors: Arlt, R.
Abstract: The stability of the solar tachocline is reviewed with emphasis on magnetic instabilities. The combined results of the last decade show that instabilities are very likely above magnetic field strengths of roughly 1000 Gauss. High-latitude field belts are more easily disturbed by magnetic instability. Nonlinear calculations indicate though that the instabilities of low-latitude fields do not necessarily lead to fully developed turbulence and destruction of the large-scale field by turbulent diffusion.
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