Spectropolarimetric

Zihao Yang

Zihao Yang is a visiting scientist in the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He is a PhD student at Peking University (PKU) in Beijing, China, where he is under the supervision of Prof. Hui Tian.

Spectropolarimetric Insight into Plasma-Sheet Dynamics of a Solar Flare

Graphic of intensity and polarization data
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

We examine spectropolarimetric data from the CoMP instrument, acquired during the evolution of the September 10th 2017 X8.2 solar flare on the western solar limb. CoMP captured linearly polarized light from two emission lines of Fe XIII at 1074.7 and 1079.8 nm, from 1.03 to 1.5 solar radii.

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