The solar spectrum conveys most of our diagnostics to find out how our star works. They must be understood for utilization, but solar spectrum formation is complex because the interaction of matter and radiation within the solar atmosphere suffers non-local control in space, wavelength, and time. These complexities are summarized and illustrated with classic literature. They combine in chromospheric spectrum formation.
- Pub Date:
- March 2021
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- Lingezicht Astrophysics Report 2 for a NIT Calicut solar physics school. Version 1: brief but many optional page openers for a full course. Version 2: 27 pages, more content, more links, faster serving, on C. (Kees) de Jager 100th birthday. Version 3: 34 pages, more content, detailing notes shifted to yellow pages