Wicht, Johannes
Johannes Wicht
Phone: +49 551 384 979-437
Gizon, Laurent
Laurent Gizon
Phone: +49 551 384 979-439
+49 551 384 979-299
+ 49 551 384 979-255
Links: Homepage

Open PhD Project

Physical origin of supergranular waves

Supergranulation is an intermediate scale of solar convection (30 000 km) which is very mysterious. It is known that the supergranulation convection pattern shows wave-like propagation; the physical cause of which is completely unknown. This project is to characterise horizontal vector flows associated with this pattern motion, and to search for a physical explanation using simple models of convection in shear flows.

The observed supergranular pattern on the Sun
The observed supergranular pattern on the Sun
loading content