Relation between families of granules, mesogranules and photospheric network
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Toulouse, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, 57 avenue d'Azereix 65008 Tarbes, France
Corresponding author: Th. Roudier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 13 February 2004
The analysis of a solar granulation 3-h time sequence obtained at the Pic du Midi Observatory confirms the existence of Trees of Fragmenting Granules (TFG). The TFG lifetime histogram is fitted by a power law with an exponent equal to -1.68. The positive divergences (i.e. mesogranules) come from several families that are visible at different stages of the mesogranule evolution. We observe a good coincidence between the cork (passive scalars) distribution and the TFG boundaries. Thus, TFGs seem to play a role in the diffusion of the magnetic elements on the Sun surface.
Key words: Sun: photosphere / Sun: granulation
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