The linearly polarized solar limb spectrum caused by the absorption and scattering of anisotropic radiation has a very rich diagnostic potential, given its sensitivity to the thermal, dynamic and magnetic structure of the solar atmosphere.
We developed a numerical code for polarized radiative transfer in a plane-parallel geometry that implements a recent formulation of partially coherent scattering by polarized multi-term atoms in arbitrary magnetic field regimes.
Tanausu del Pino Aleman is a visitor in the High Altitude Observatory for the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His primary research interests are in spectroscopy and solar spectro-polarimetry.
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