Doppler Imaging of stellar magnetic fields. I. Techniques

@article{Piskunov2002DopplerIO,
  title={Doppler Imaging of stellar magnetic fields. I. Techniques},
  author={Nikolai Piskunov and Oleg Kochukhov},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2002},
  volume={381},
  pages={736-756}
}
We present an investigation of the magnetic field geometries and inhomogeneous distribution of chemical elements in the atmospheres of peculiar A and B stars. Our study combines high-quality spectroscopic and spectropolarimetric stellar observations with the development and application of novel techniques for theoretical interpretation of the shapes and variability of stellar line profiles. In particular, we extend the method of Doppler imaging to the analysis of spectra in the four Stokes… 
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