Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM04] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Sun. May 22, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 103 (1F)

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti Pulkkinen(NASA GSFC), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Shigeo Yoden(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kiyoshi Ichimoto(Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University), Mamoru Ishii(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Chair:Antti Aleksi Pulkkinen(The National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[PEM04-16] Generation mechanism of large-scale magnetic field revealed with high-resolution solar dynamo calculation

*Hideyuki Hotta1, Matthias Rempel2, Takaaki Yokoyama3 (1.Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, 2.High Altitude Observatory, 3.University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Sun, Thermal convection, Dynamo

We carry out series of high-resolution solar dynamo calculations in spherical geometry to investigate generation mechanism of large-scale magnetic field. Solar observations indicate large-scale magnetic field in the solar interior in spite of the chaotic and turbulent fluid motion. Recent high-resolution calculations show that higher-resolution calculations generate weaker large-scale magnetic field, since small-scale turbulence tends to destruct the coherent large-scale magnetic field. In order to address this issue, we carry out a series of higher-resolution calculations. In our "middle"-resolution calculation, we find the same result as previous studies, i.e., when we increase the resolution, the large-scale magnetic field loses its energy. In our unprecedentedly high-resolution calculation, however, large-scale magnetic energy is recovered. In the calculation, we find an efficient small-scale dynamo which leads to strong Lorentz feedback in the small scale. The small-scale turbulent motion, which tends to destructs the large-scale magnetic field is suppressed. As a consequence, the large-scale magnetic field is maintained even with large Reynolds numbers.