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Conveyor belt on sun

  1. Oct 23, 2006 #1
    Can any one kindly describe to me in simple words what is sun’ conveyor belt all about and how it is link to solar storm? Thanks
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  3. Oct 23, 2006 #2


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    Sounds like a homework problem and it doesn't make a while lot of sense....
  4. Oct 23, 2006 #3
    Its a term used by Dr. Tony Phillips in http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/10may_longrange.htm [Broken]. Since his articles are typically public domain, they tend to get on lots of websites. I think he uses the phrase to mean convection zone. See e.g. http://www.cora.nwra.com/~werne/eos/text/convection_zone.html
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  5. Oct 23, 2006 #4


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    Same way weather works in the air and techtonic plates work in the crust.

    Hot stuff rises and spreads, cool stuff sinks (or subducts).
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