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Spectral Magnetic Helicity of Solar Active Regions between 2006 and 2017
Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy. University of Colorado, USA; Carnegie Mellon University, USA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7304-021X
Number of Authors: 22019 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 882, no 2, article id 80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We compute magnetic helicity and energy spectra from about 2485 patches of about 100 Mm side length on the solar surface using data from Hinode during 2006-2017. An extensive database is assembled where we list the magnetic energy and helicity, large- and small-scale magnetic helicity, mean current helicity density, fractional magnetic helicity, and correlation length along with the Hinode map identification number (MapID), as well as the Carrington latitude and longitude for each MapID. While there are departures from the hemispheric sign rule for magnetic and current helicities, the weak trend reported here is in agreement with the previous results. This is argued to be a physical effect associated with the dominance of individual active regions that contribute more strongly in the better-resolved Hinode maps. In comparison with earlier work, the typical correlation length is found to be 6-8 Mm, while the length scale relating the magnetic and current helicities to each other is around 1.4 Mm.

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2019. Vol. 882, no 2, article id 80
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dynamo, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Sun: magnetic fields, turbulence
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-174860DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab32efISI: 000484547700007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-174860DiVA, id: diva2:1360827
Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-10-14Bibliographically approved

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