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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 210, Issue 1–4, pp 145–181 | Cite as

Magnetic Diagnostics of the Solar Corona: Synthesizing Optical and Radio Techniques

  • R. Casini
  • S. M. White
  • P. G. Judge
Article

Abstract

In this contribution we review the current state-of-the-art of coronal magnetometry, in both optical and radio domains. We address the achievable objectives and the challenges of present measurement techniques and interpretation tools. In particular, we focus on the role that these observations can play for constraining and validating numerical models of the global coronal magnetic field. With regard to optical techniques, we mainly focus on the use of M1 diagnostics, further developing the theory of the formation of their polarization signatures in the magnetized corona.

Keywords

Sun: corona Sun: magnetic field Polarization Optical techniques Radio techniques 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.High Altitude ObservatoryNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Space Vehicles DirectorateAir Force Research Lab.Kirtland AFBUSA

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