Zonal velocity bands and the solar activity cycle

Sivaraman, K. R. ; Antia, H. M. ; Chitre, S. M. ; Makarova, V. V. (2008) Zonal velocity bands and the solar activity cycle Solar Physics, 251 (1-2). pp. 149-156. ISSN 0038-0938

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We compare the zonal flow pattern in subsurface layers of the Sun with the distribution of surface magnetic features like sunspots and polar faculae. We demonstrate that in the activity belt, the butterfly pattern of sunspots coincides with the fast stream of zonal flows, although part of the sunspot distribution does spill over to the slow stream. At high latitudes, the polar faculae and zonal flow bands have similar distributions in the spatial and temporal domains.

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Keywords:Solar Activity; Helioseismology; Rotation; Magnetic Fields
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