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Polarimetry (IAU S305)

Polarimetry (IAU S305)
From the Sun to Stars and Stellar Environments

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107078550

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  • The advances in solar, planetary, and extrasolar science employing polarimetric tools are far-reaching, and the pace of discovery is accelerating rapidly. In the last three decades, the emphasis of solar polarimetry has been to achieve simultaneously high spectral, spatial, and temporal resolution for all four Stokes parameters. In the field of stellar polarimetry the developments have been equally impressive, in allowing the detection and surface mapping of magnetic fields across the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram. This volume, arising from IAU Symposium 305, is devoted to sharing advances in science, data analysis, modeling, and instrumentation between solar and non-solar polarimetry communities. Given the relevance of polarimetric measurements to many aspects of astrophysics, the techniques and physical interpretations addressed within the book will be of interest to a wide audience of researchers and advanced students, in addition to those from solar and stellar communities.

    • Presents state-of-the-art technology in spectropolarimetry for a broad range of astrophysical disciplines
    • Includes the most recent advances in theory to interpret the observed data
    • Shares the most recent observational data analysis and modeling techniques
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107078550
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 181 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 234 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Solar and stellar surface magnetic fields
    2. Future directions in astrophysical polarimetry
    3. Physical processes
    4. Instrumentation for astronomical polarimetry
    5. Data analysis techniques for polarization observations
    6. Polarization diagnostics of atmospheres and circumstellar environments
    7. Polarimetry as a tool for discovery science
    8. Numerical modeling of polarized emission
    Author index.

  • Editors

    K. N. Nagendra, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India

    Stefano Bagnulo, Armagh Observatory

    Rebecca Centeno, High Altitude Observatory (NCAR), USA

    María Jesús Martínez González, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

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