Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Solar magnetic activity: topology and prediction

Authors :
Lilensten, J.
Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble, OSUG-CNRS, Grenoble, France,,
Zuccarello, F.
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá di Catania, Catania, Italy,,
Zuccarello, F.
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá di Catania, Catania, Italy,,
Lundstedt, H.
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Lund, Sweden,,
Abstract : We ascribe the solar magnetic activity to the interplay between the plasma flow and the magnetic field. Observations by SOHO, Hinode and upcoming SDO are discussed. We then discuss the understanding and modeling of solar magnetic activity based on mathematical topological concepts. We present predictions using neural networks. Further we describe the outcome of the cycle 24 prediction panel. Finally, recommendations are given for making improved predictions.

Keywords : solar magnetic activity, topology,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2009
Number : Vol. 57, no. 1
Page : 31 – 41

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Qute : Lilensten, J. ,Zuccarello, F. ,Zuccarello, F. ,Lundstedt, H. ,Lundstedt, H. , Solar magnetic activity: topology and prediction. Acta Geophysica Vol. 57, no. 1/2009