author = "Muņoz-Jaramillo, Andr{\'e}s and Senkpeil, Ryan R. and 
                         Windmueller, John C. and Amouzou, Ernest C. and Longcope, Dana W. 
                         and Tlatov, Andrey G. and Nagovitsyn, Yury A. and Pevtsov, Alexei 
                         A. and Chapman, Gary A. and Cookson, Angela M. and Yeates, Anthony 
                         R. and Watson, Fraser T. and Balmaceda, Laura Antonia and DeLuca, 
                         Edward E. and Martens, Petrus C. H.",
          affiliation = "{Montana State University} and {Purdue University} and {Montana 
                         State University} and {Montana State University} and {Montana 
                         State University} and {Kislovodsk Mountain Astronomical Station of 
                         the Pulkovo Observatory} and {Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory} 
                         and {National Solar Observatory} and {California State University 
                         Northridge} and {California State University Northridge} and 
                         {Durham University} and {National Solar Observatory} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics} and {Georgia State 
                title = "Small-scale and global dynamos and the area and flux distributions 
                         of active regions, sunspot groups, and sunspots: a multi-database 
              journal = "The Astrophysical Journal",
                 year = "2015",
               volume = "800",
               number = "1",
             keywords = "Sun: activity, Sun: magnetic fields, Sun: photosphere, sunspots.",
             abstract = "In this work, we take advantage of 11 different sunspot group, 
                         sunspot, and active region databases to characterize the area and 
                         flux distributions of photospheric magnetic structures. We find 
                         that, when taken separately, different databases are better fitted 
                         by different distributions (as has been reported previously in the 
                         literature). However, we find that all our databases can be 
                         reconciled by the simple application of a proportionality 
                         constant, and that, in reality, different databases are sampling 
                         different parts of a composite distribution. This composite 
                         distribution is made up by linear combination of Weibull and 
                         log-normal distributionswhere a pure Weibull (log-normal) 
                         characterizes the distribution of structures with fluxes below 
                         (above) 1021Mx (1022Mx). Additionally, we demonstrate that the 
                         Weibull distribution shows the expected linear behavior of a 
                         power-law distribution (when extended to smaller fluxes), making 
                         our results compatible with the results of Parnell et al. We 
                         propose that this is evidence of two separate mechanisms giving 
                         rise to visible structures on the photosphere: one directly 
                         connected to the global component of the dynamo (and the 
                         generation of bipolar active regions), and the other with the 
                         small-scale component of the dynamo (and the fragmentation of 
                         magnetic structures due to their interaction with turbulent 
                  doi = "10.1088/0004-637X/800/1/48",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/800/1/48",
                 issn = "0004-637X",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "Munoz_small.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "30 nov. 2020"