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Figure 5: Top panel shows Plot A for 2000 ticks, and lower panels display maps during quiet intervals, as shown. During later phases (see Plot A at the top), long periods of low activity, activity are reminiscent of “Maunder Minimum” conditions occur. The Plot A type is again of the Sun’s polar fields as in the earlier graphs, so that the blue curve displays the amount and sign of the magnetic flux in the northern magnetic pole, namely the mean field above 60 degrees latitude. The red curve, similarly counts the mean field in the Southern polar region. As with the Sun, the two polar fields anti-correlate with each other. The black curve again displays the amount of magnetic flux in the polar regions; it is thus a rough estimate of the amount of solar activity. Following such periods, the field recovers for every model run we have undertaken. One sees detailed circumpolar rivers of blue and red field line magnetic entities circumnavigating the solar poles during these intervals. The top curves in this figure show a plot similar to Plot A, with the three colored curves: blue, red, and black. The blue curve displays the amount and sign of the magnetic flux in the northern magnetic pole, namely, the mean field above 60 degrees latitude. The red curve similarly counts the mean field in the Southern polar region. The black curve marks the Absolute Value Sum of the red and blue curves. So, this curve in black displays the amount of magnetic flux in the polar regions. It has been artificially placed 60 units downwards, for increased clarity. It essentially reaches a peak, during a solar cycle minimum.