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The Solar Cycle Field Reversal

Adams, W. M. (1977) The Solar Cycle Field Reversal. Big Bear Solar Observatory Publications . pp. 1-37.

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A non-mathematical model of the solar cycle field reversal is presented. The basic process producing the reversal in this model is surface reconnection of higher latitude p-flux with lower latitude f-flux. This picture differs substantially from the reversal aspect of the solar cycle field geometry presented by Babcock (1961), but the discussion is carried out entirely within the context of the flux ropes he originally considered.

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Additional Information:This paper owes its existence in large part to the persistent encouragement of Dr. R.L. Moore, and what little coherence it may have is likewise due in large measure to his thoughtful criticism of several versions of the manuscript. I am also indebted to Mr. B.J. LaBonte and to Dr. H. Zirin for helpful discussions. This work was supported by NASA under grant NGR 05-002-034 and by NSF under grant ATM76-21132.
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