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Solar and Planetary Dynamos

Solar and Planetary Dynamos

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  • Date Published: April 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521454704

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  • Dynamo theory is the study of how large scale magnetic fields can arise in bodies such as the Earth, Sun, and stars. This text brings together researchers in such diverse subjects as geophysics, astronomy, and nuclear reactor technology and covers topics such as modeling of solar magnetic field generation, theoretical studies of the dynamics of the Earth's core, studies of the magnetic fields in galaxies, and papers on "fast dynamos," the study of magnetic field regeneration in fluid of very high electrical conductivity. This volume represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date record of research into the theory of dynamos and will interest students and professors of astrophysics, applied mathematics, and planetary science.

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    • Date Published: April 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521454704
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Magnetic noise and the galactic dynamo
    2. On the oscillation in model Z
    3. Nonlinear dynamos in a spherical shell
    4. The onset of dynamo action in alpha-lambda dynamos
    5. Multifractality, near-singularities and the role of stretching in turbulence
    6. Note on perfect fast dynamo action in a large-amplitude SFS map
    7. A thermally driven disc dynamo
    8. Magnetic instabilities in rapidly rotating systems
    9. Modes of a flux ring lying in the equator of a star
    10. A nonaxisymmetric dynamo in toroidal geometry
    11. Simulating the interaction of convection with magnetic fields in the sun
    12. Experimental aspects of a laboratory scale liquid sodium dynamo model
    13. Influence of the period of an ABC flow on its dynamo action
    14. Numerical calculations of dynamos for ABC and related flows
    15. Incompressible Euler equations
    16. On the quasimagnetostrophic asymptotic approximation related to solar activity
    17. Simple dynamical fast dynamos
    18. A numerical study of dynamos in spherical shells with conducting boundaries
    19. Non-axisymmetric shear layers in a rotating spherical shell
    20. Testing for dynamo action
    21. Alpha-quenching in cylindrical magnetoconvection
    22. On the stretching of line elements in fluids: an approach from different geometry
    23. Instabilities of tidally and precessionally induced flows
    24. Probability distribution of passive scalars with nonlinear mean gradient
    25. Magnetic fluctuations in fast dynamos
    26. A statistical description of MHD turbulence in laboratory plasma
    27. Compressible magnetoconvection in three dimensions
    28. The excitation of nonaxisymmetric magnetic fields in galaxies
    29. Localized magnetic fields in a perfectly conducting fluid
    30. Turbulent dynamo and the geomagnetic secular variation
    31. On-off intermittency: general description and feedback model
    32. Dynamo action in a nearly integrable chaotic flow
    33. The dynamo mechanism in the deep convection zone of the sun
    34. Shearing instabilities in magnetoconvection
    35. On the role of rotation of the internal core relative to the mantle
    36. Evolution of magnetic fields in a swirling jet
    37. Analytic fast dynamo solution for a two-dimensional pulsed flow
    38. On magnetic dynamos in thin accretion disks around compact and young stars
    39. The strong field branch of the Childress-Soward dynamo
    40. Evidence for the suppression of the alpha-effect by weak magnetic fields
    41. Turbulent magnetic transport effects and their relation to magnetic field intermittency
    42. Proving the existence of negative variation of electrical conductivity
    43. Spherical inertial oscillation and convection
    44. Hydrodynamics stability of the ABC flow
    45. Dynamos with ambipolar diffusion
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    M. R. E. Proctor, University of Cambridge

    P. C. Matthews, University of Cambridge

    A. M. Rucklidge, University of Cambridge

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