• The current status of kinematic solar dynamo models

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      Sun; MHD; dynamo theory

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      This review provides a historical overview of how research in kinematic solar dynamo modeling evolved during the last few decades and assesses the present state of research. The early pioneering papers assumed the dynamo to operate in the convection zone. It was suggested in the 1980s that the dynamo operates in a thin layer at the bottom of the convection zone. Some researchers in recent years are arguing that the poloidal field is produced near the surface—an idea that goes back to Babcock (1961) and Leighton (1969).

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      Arnab Rai Choudhuri1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, India
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