Stellar Magnetic Fields
Magnetic fields play critical roles in the heating of stellar
chromospheres and coronae and the acceleration of stellar winds. The
stuctures seen in the solar chromosphere likely have analogs in cool
stars with convective zones and magnetic fields. Stellar magnetic
fields can be measured by the Zeeman spliting and broadening of
spectral lines and large-scale magnetic structures on stars can be
images using Zeeman Doppler imaging texhniques.
- Review and critique the observational techniques presently used
for infering magnetic fields on stars.
- Correlate magnetic field strengths and fluxes with observed
emission in spectral lines formed in stellar chromospheres and coronae.
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