AAS 197, January 2001
Session 31. Solar System and The Sun
Oral, Monday, January 8, 2001, 1:30-3:00pm, Sunrise

## [31.05] Magneto-Convection in Micropores

D. J. Bercik, R. F. Stein (Michigan State University), A. Nordlund (Copenhagen University)

We report results from a series of magneto-convection simulations. An initially vertical magnetic field is evolved in a 12 Mm \times 12 Mm \times 3 Mm solar near-surface layer at average field strengths of 0 G, 200 G and 400 G. Small dark features develop, that have sizes and lifetimes comparable to micropores observed on the solar surface. We present the properties of these micropore features, including structure, formation and evolution. This work is supported by grants from NASA and NSF.