Turbulent transport in the solar interior

Eun Jin Kim, Nicolas Leprovost

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We provide a consistent theory of turbulent transport of angular momentum and particle in the solar interior. By assuming the presence of the background turbulence (driven externally or internally), we compute turbulent particle diffusivity and eddy viscosity. We show that particle transport is severely quenched due to stable stratification as well as radial differential rotation, especially in the radial direction with an effectively more efficient horizontal transport. The eddy viscosity is found to become negative for parameter values typical of the solar interior, suggesting that turbulence sharpens the gradient in the radial differential rotation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOHO 18/GONG 2006/HELAS I Beyond the spherical Sun
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSOHO 18/GONG 2006/HELAS I Beyond the spherical Sun - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Aug 200611 Aug 2006

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Volume624 SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


ConferenceSOHO 18/GONG 2006/HELAS I Beyond the spherical Sun
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Sun
  • Turbulence
  • Waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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