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Magnetic Structure of Sunspots

Author(s): Juan M. Borrero | Kiyoshi Ichimoto

Journal: Living Reviews in Solar Physics
ISSN 1614-4961

Volume: 8;
Start page: 4;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Sunspots | Magnetic fields

In this review we give an overview about the current state-of-knowledge of the magnetic field in sunspots from an observational point of view. We start by offering a brief description of tools that are most commonly employed to infer the magnetic field in the solar atmosphere with emphasis in the photosphere of sunspots. We then address separately the global and local magnetic structure of sunspots, focusing on the implications of the current observations for the different sunspots models, energy transport mechanisms, extrapolations of the magnetic field towards the Corona, and other issues.

Tango Jona
Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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