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Paper: Location of the Solar Dynamo and Near-Surface Shear
Volume: 354, Solar MHD Theory and Observations: A High Spatial Resolution Perspective
Page: 121
Authors: Brandenburg, A.
Abstract: The location of the solar dynamo is discussed in the context of new insights into the theory of nonlinear turbulent dynamos. It is argued that, from a dynamo-theoretic point of view, the bottom of the convection zone is not a likely location for the solar dynamo, but that it may be distributed over the convection zone. The near surface shear layer produces not only east-west field alignment, but it also helps the dynamo to dispose of its excess small scale magnetic helicity.
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