Solar Open Magnetic Flux Migration Pattern over Solar Cycles

Chia Hsien Lin, Guan Han Huang, Lou Chuang Lee

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The objective of this study is to investigate the solar-cycle variation of the areas of solar open magnetic flux regions at different latitudes. The data used in this study are the radial-field synoptic maps from Wilcox Solar Observatory from May 1970 to December 2014, which covers 3.5 solar cycles. Our results reveal a pole-to-pole trans-equatorial migration pattern for both inward and outward open magnetic fluxes. The pattern consists of the open flux regions migrating across the equator, the regions generated at low latitude and migrating poleward, and the regions locally generated at polar regions. The results also indicate the destruction of open flux regions during the migration from pole to equator, and at low latitude regions. The results have been published in Scientific Reports (Huang et al.2017).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Sun: Activity
  • Sun: Corona
  • Sun: Magnetic fields


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