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Paper: 2-D Modeling of the Variability of the Solar Interior for Climate Studies
Volume: 453, Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome
Page: 61
Authors: Sofia, S.; Li, L. H.; Spada, F.; Ventura, P.
Abstract: To establish the possible influence of solar variability on climate, it is necessary to understand the luminosity changes induced by a variable dynamo magnetic field. To accomplish this, we have developed a 2D code of the structure and evolution of the solar interior (based on the 1D YREC code), that includes rotation, magnetic fields of arbitrary configuration, and turbulence, that can be run on very short time scales (down to 1 year), and that represents all global parameters (R, L, Teff) with a relative accuracy of 1 part per million, or better. This paper discusses the motivation for this work, the structure and the physical components of the code, and its application to interpret the results of the SODISM experiment on the PICARD satellite, and of the balloon-borne Solar Disk Sextant (SDS) experiment.
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