Vol. 11 (2014) > lrsp-2014-2

doi: 10.12942/lrsp-2014-2
Living Rev. Solar Phys. 11 (2014), 2

Infrared Solar Physics

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Article Abstract

The infrared solar spectrum contains a wealth of physical data about our Sun, and is explored using modern detectors and technology with new ground-based solar telescopes. The scientific motivation behind exploring these wavelengths is presented, along with a brief look at the rich history of observations here. Several avenues of solar physics research exploiting and benefiting from observations at infrared wavelengths from roughly 1000 nm to 12 400 nm are discussed, and the instrument and detector technology driving this research is briefly summarized. Finally, goals for future work at infrared wavelengths are presented in conjunction with ground and space-based observations.

Keywords: Solar magnetic fields, Solar atmosphere, Detectors

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrsp-2014-2
Title Infrared Solar Physics
Author Matthew J. Penn
Date accepted 6 May 2014, published 21 May 2014
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