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Paper: Effects of Granulation upon Larger-Scale Convection
Volume: 454, The 3rd Hinode Science Meeting
Page: 13
Authors: Hurlburt, N. E.; DeRosa, M. L.; Augustson, K. C.; Toomre, J.
Abstract: We examine the role of small-scale granulation in helping to drive supergranulation and even larger scales of convection. The granulation is modeled as localized cooling events introduced at the upper boundary of a 3-D simulation of compressible convection in a rotating spherical shell segment. With a sufficient number of stochastic cooling events compared to uniform cooling, we find that supergranular scales are realized, along with a differential rotation that becomes increasingly solar-like.
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