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Solar Polarimetry and Magnetic Field Measurements

  • J. C. Del Toro Iniesta
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 259)

Abstract

The magnetic nature of most solar (spatially resolved or unresolved) structures is amply recognized. Magnetic fields of the Sun play a paramount rôle in the overall thermodynamic and dynamic state of our star. The main observable manifestation of solar magnetic fields is the polarization of light either through the Zeeman effect on spectral lines or through the Hanle effect (depolarization by very weak magnetic fields of light previously polarized by scattering). Hence, one can easily understand the increasing importance that polarimetry is experimenting continuously in solar physics.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Strength Solar Phys Stokes Parameter Vector Magnetic Field Contribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Del Toro Iniesta
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  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de AndalucíaGranadaSpain

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