Spectropolarimetrically accurate magnetohydrostatic sunspot model for forward modeling in helioseismology

Przybylski, Damien, Shelyag, Sergiy and Cally, Paul S. (2015) Spectropolarimetrically accurate magnetohydrostatic sunspot model for forward modeling in helioseismology. The Astrophysical Journal, 807 (1). p. 20. ISSN 1538-4357

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/807/1/20

Abstract

We present a technique to construct a spectropolarimetrically accurate magnetohydrostatic model of a large-scale solar magnetic field concentration, mimicking a sunspot. Using the constructed model we perform a simulation of acoustic wave propagation, conversion, and absorption in the solar interior and photosphere with the sunspot embedded into it. With the 6173 Å magnetically sensitive photospheric absorption line of neutral iron, we calculate observable quantities such as continuum intensities, Doppler velocities, as well as the full Stokes vector for the simulation at various positions at the solar disk, and analyze the influence of non-locality of radiative transport in the solar photosphere on helioseismic measurements. Bisector shapes were used to perform multi-height observations. The differences in acoustic power at different heights within the line formation region at different positions at the solar disk were simulated and characterized. An increase in acoustic power in the simulated observations of the sunspot umbra away from the solar disk center was confirmed as the slow magnetoacoustic wave.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: helioseismology, magnetic fields, oscillations, sunspots
Subjects: F300 Physics
F500 Astronomy
G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Sergiy Shelyag
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 11:53
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 23:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26887

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