Models for Solar Magnetic Loops. V. A New Diagnostic Technique to Compare Loop Models and Observations
We present a new diagnostic technique to compare theoretical models with observations of quiescent magnetic loops from high-resolution imaging spectrometers. The diagnostic technique is primarily suited for the analysis of high-resolution, spatially resolved spectra, but it can also be applied to narrowband images. The diagnostic technique is based on a steady state, dynamic loop model and allows us to unambiguously determine whether the model reproduces the observations and to determine the plasma heating, velocities, footpoint conductive flux, and pressure in the loop.