Oct 20, Oct 26 and Nov 3
Please join COFFIES DRIVE Science Center researchers online for a series of one-day workshops focused on the Tachocline, Flux Transport & Emergence, and the Near-Surface Shear Layer. Each day commences nominally at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
Solar activity is a Consequence of Fields and Flows in the Interior and Exterior of the Sun (COFFIES). COFFIES is a NASA Heliophysics DRIVE Science Center working to advance our understanding of how the Sun generates the quasi-cyclic magnetic field that extends throughout the heliosphere. Each day features one of our three science themes.
Oct 20, Friday – The Tachocline at the base of the solar convection zone is an unexpectedly thin layer of rotational shear that is the likely home of the solar dynamo. Two sessions address topics related to the measurement, formation, and dynamics of the tachocline. A third looks at its relationship to dynamo modeling. Click for Tachocline Workshop Details
Oct 26, Thursday – Flux Transport & Emergence considers the complex process by which magnetic flux rises to the surface and then disburses near the surface. Two sessions address the initiation of emergence and observations and models of its near-surface characteristics; a third looks at what observed field and flow patterns may reveal about the interior dynamo. Click for FT&E Workshop Details
Nov 3, Friday – The Near-Surface Shear Layer, extending 5-10% of the way into the convection zone, processes all of the magnetic flux and plasma passing through it. Two sessions address observations and modeling of temporal and spatial variations of the NSSL, with a third looking at its relationship to both deep and shallow dynamo processes. Click for NSSL Workshop Details
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