Surface Reynolds stresses determined from the analysis of facular motions and the maintenance of the sun's differential rotation.
Abstract
From the analysis of the motions of faculae for a four year period from 1967 to 1970, the latitudinal angular momentum transport by Reynolds stresses at the Sun's surface is calculated. The result agrees fairly well with the one obtained by Ward analyzing spot motions. A comparison with theory suggests that the Sun's differential rotation could be maintained only by Reynolds stresses at the surface. The implications of this result are discussed.
 Publication:

Solar Physics
 Pub Date:
 January 1976
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00157552
 Bibcode:
 1976SoPh...46...23B
 Keywords:

 Convection Currents;
 Faculae;
 Momentum Transfer;
 Reynolds Stress;
 Solar Rotation;
 Angular Momentum;
 Coriolis Effect;
 Solar Physics;
 Solar Physics;
 Angular Momentum;
 Reynolds Stress;
 Differential Rotation;
 Momentum Transport;
 Angular Momentum Transport