Convection in rotating stars

  • F. H. Busse
V. Rotation and Magnetic Fields
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 71)


It is shown that many features of convection in rotating spheres and spherical shells can be understood on the basis of plane layer models. The phenomenon of differential rotation generated by convection is emphasized. The potential applications and limitations of analytical and numerical models for problems of astrophysical interest are briefly discussed.


Rayleigh Number Spherical Shell Coriolis Force Differential Rotation Meridional Circulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Busse
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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