Evaluating the Global Complexity of the Sun’s Magnetic Field

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Liang Zhao has authored an Astrophysical Journal paper titled "Two Novel Parameters to Evaluate the Global Complexity of the Sun’s Magnetic Field and Track the Solar Cycle". Liang is a University of Michigan scientist and recent HAO/LSV postdoc and her co-authors are Enrico Landi (University of Michigan) and Sarah Gibson (HAO/LSV) This paper has been profiled in an August, 2013 "Universe Today" article.

SD and SL parameters
SD and SL parameters juxtaposed against the traditional monthly sunspot number (SSN). Note the smooth fit until the end of solar cycle #23 around 2003. (Credit: Liang Zhao/The Astrophysical Journal).

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