Science@NASA: Solar 'Current of Fire' Speeds Up

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Science@NASA: Solar 'Current of Fire' Speeds Up

Post by RJN » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:26 pm

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2010 ... list113284
NASA solar physicist David Hathaway reports that the top of the sun's Great Conveyor Belt has been running at record-high speeds for the past five years.

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ScienceNOW: Study Peels Back More of the Magnetic Sun

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:56 pm

Study Peels Back More of the Magnetic Sun
Science NOW - 2010 March 12
Researchers have discovered that one of the mysterious forces that sweep the sun's surface shows an unexpectedly strong connection with the number of sunspots, magnetic disturbances that can affect Earth's weather and telecommunications. The findings should improve predictions of the sun's dynamics and might even help scientists develop better climate models.
Variations in the Sun’s Meridional Flow over a Solar Cycle