STELLAR MAGNETIC ACTIVITY AND LONG TERM LUMINOSITY VARIATIONS OF LATE TYPE STARS.: II. STELLAR ACTIVITY PERIODS BASED ON PARKER'S DYNAMO THEORY

  • Park, Chang-Bum (Department of Astronomy, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yun, Hong-Sik (Department of Astronomy, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 1986.12.31

Abstract

Making use of our extended version of $\ddot{O}pik's$ convection theory, we have calculated magnetic cycle periods of the sun and late type stars by using Parker's dynamo theory, where we have included the non-linear effect. We presented a relationship between the computed cycle period and spectral type to analyze observed magnetic activities of the late type stars and long-term luminosity variations. It is found that (1) the stellar magentic-cycle period increases towards the later spectral type, (2) the rapid rotation facilitates the activity-related luminosity variation of stars later than about K5, (3) differential rotation plays a critical role in determining the magnetic activity-cycle period, and (4) the non-local effect should be taken into account in order to understand the observed long-term luminosity variations.

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