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Chromospheric diagnosis with forward scattering polarization

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 July 2015

E. S. Carlin*
Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno, Monti Locarno 6600, Switzerland email:
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Is it physically feasible to perform the chromospheric diagnosis using spatial maps of scattering polarization at the solar disk center? To investigate it we synthesized polarization maps (in 8542 Å) resulting from MHD solar models and NLTE radiative transfer calculations that consider Hanle effect and vertical macroscopic motions. After explaining the physical context of forward scattering and presenting our results, we arrive at the definition of Hanle polarity inversion lines. We show how such features can give support for a clearer chromospheric diagnosis in which the magnetic and dynamic effects in the scattering polarization could be disentangled.

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