CONVECTION AND THE DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION OF THE SUN,
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY) INSTITUTO DE NEUROLOGIA
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Criteria for estimating the superadiabatic temperature gradient required to produce a given convective energy flux in a rotating solar convective zone are discussed. It appears that, although the effect of rotation is negligible in the photosphere, it may double the superadiabatic gradient in the deep convective zone. Consequently, if convective heat transport is the same at the poles as at the equator of the Sun, the polar regions should be cooler by an amount of order 20K.