Phenomenological Understanding of the Solar Cycle

  1. Donald J. Williams
  1. Robert Howard

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP007p0034

Physics of Solar Planetary Environments: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Solar - Terrestrial Physics, June 7-18,1976 Boulder, Colorado, Volume I

Physics of Solar Planetary Environments: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Solar - Terrestrial Physics, June 7-18,1976 Boulder, Colorado, Volume I

How to Cite

Howard, R. (1976) Phenomenological Understanding of the Solar Cycle, in Physics of Solar Planetary Environments: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Solar - Terrestrial Physics, June 7-18,1976 Boulder, Colorado, Volume I (ed D. J. Williams), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/SP007p0034

Author Information

  1. Hale Observatories Carnegie Institution of Washington California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1976

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118658772

Online ISBN: 9781118669044

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Keywords:

  • Babcock-Leighton model;
  • Hale polarity law;
  • Phenomenological model;
  • Polar magnetic field;
  • Solar cycle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some Conspicuous Variations

  • The Babcock-Leighton Model

  • What the Model Explains

  • What the Model does not Explain