Plasma properties and Stokes profiles during the lifetime of a photospheric magnetic bright point

  title={Plasma properties and Stokes profiles during the lifetime of a photospheric magnetic bright point},
  author={Rebecca L. Hewitt and Sergiy Shelyag and M. Mathioudakis and Francis Keenan},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims: In this paper we aim to investigate the evolution of plasma properties and Stokes parameters in photospheric magnetic bright points using 3D magneto-hydrodynamical simulations and radiative diagnostics of solar granulation. Methods: Simulated time-dependent radiation parameters and plasma properties were investigated throughout the evolution of a bright point. Synthetic Stokes profiles for the FeI 630.25 nm line were calculated, which also allowed the evolution of the Stokes-I line… 

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