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Proxies for overshooting above a convection zone

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 2008

Kwing L. Chan
Department of Mathematics and Center for Space Science Research, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China email:
Harinder P. Singh
Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India email:
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Due to the up/down asymmetry caused by stratification, overshooting above differs from overshooting below a convection zone. The flux of kinetic energy, frequently used as a proxy of overshooting below a convection zone, cannot be used for the upward problem.

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