Special Seminars: 2010
DateTalk TitleSpeaker
August 31, 2010Can we predict sunspot cycles?Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Indian Institute of Science

Can we predict sunspot cycles?
August 31, 2010 | RI 480 | 2:00 PM | Host: Arieh Konigl
Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Indian Institute of Science

The 11-year sunspot cycle is believed to be produced by the MHD dynamo process. I shall summarize our current understanding of the solar dynamo and discuss the question whether solar dynamo models have become realistic enough by now to make predictions of future cycles possible.