International audienceWe check how the change in surface conditions between the Sun and red giant branch stars,changes the characteristic surface convection length scale to be used in models. We investigate the question in the case of the mixing length theory and of the phenomenology of full spectrum of turbulence. For the observational part, we rely on independent measurements of e ective temperatures and interferometric radii of nearby red giants. We nd that the local red giant branch cannot be explained taking into account the solar calibrated convective length scale
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.