June 17, 2024

Solar and Space Physics UNIToV

Gruppo di Fisica Solare e Spaziale Università di Roma Tor Vergata

The Solar Atmosphere and the Magnetic field

IBIS scan of line Ca 854.2 courtesy of F. Woeger
IBIS scan of line Ca 854.2 courtesy of F. Woeger

The solar magnetic field couples the solar interior with the visible surface of the Sun and with its atmosphere. It is also responsible for all solar activity in its numerous manifestations. Thus, dynamic phenomena such as coronal mass ejections and flares are magnetically driven. In addition, the field also plays a crucial role in heating the solar chromosphere and corona as well as in accelerating the solar wind. Our studies focus on the magnetic field in the lower solar atmosphere. We therefore observe the thermal and magnetic structures present in the photosphere and in the chromosphere to understand the processes of  energy transfer to and from the other solar layers.

Pair separation of magnetic elements in the quiet Sun

Super-diffusion vs Competitive Advection

Magnetic pattern at supergranulation scale: the void size distribution

3D photospheric velocity field of a supergranular cell

High cadence spectropolarimetry of moving magnetic features observed around a pore

MHD wave transmission in the Sun’s atmosphere